The planning application by Penny Appeal to change the use of the Thornes House Complex in Thornes Park from educational to primarily a Call Centre and business uses, has provoked very many (hundreds) of letters of objection. The Friends of CHaT Parks and many others believe that this proposal will be damaging to Thornes Park. Prior to their consideration of the planning application on Thursday, the members of Planning committee will be visiting the site at 10 am on Tuesday 5 July.
If you are able, please be there to show your opposition to these proposals. Meet at 10 am Tuesday morning at the entrance to the former College car park, off the Horbury Road.
Here is more information about the planning application that is going to be considered this week.
Proposal: Full planning permission for change of use from a F1 (Non-residential
institution) to a flexible Class E (offices/ café), F2 (local community use) and Sui Generis Use (Theatre)
The above planning application will be considered at the Planning and Highways Committee on 7th July 2022 commencing at 10:30am at the County
Hall, Bond Street, Wakefield, WF1 2QW.
Members of the public and applicants (or their agents), are able to speak at Planning andvHighways Committee Meetings. Normally one person representing objectors will be allowed to speak for three minutes. The applicant, agent, or one person supporting the application, will also be able to speak for three minutes, and an elected councillor for the applicable ward area. The time limits and number of individuals allowed to speak will be varied only in exceptional circumstances, at the discretion of the Chair.
Please note that, in the case of petitions, the petition organiser (if known) or the first petition signatory will be notified by
this letter and not those people signing the petition.
The public may attend the meeting physically if they so wish or it can be viewed online.
The meeting will be broadcast live on the internet. A link to the meetings stream will be
available on the meeting agenda and through the Council’s website;
Or you can search YouTube for ‘Wakefield Council’ on the day of the meeting. The below
is a direct link to the Councils YouTube channel;