Keighley hair salon wins right to extend

Keighley businessman, Hameed Islam, of WYL Estate, who owns a town barber’s shop getting a new extension

Keighley businessman, Hameed Islam, of WYL Estate, who owns a town barber’s shop getting a new extension

First published in Keighley Keighley News: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

Extension plans at a Keighley hairdressers have been approved despite a clump of objections from nearby residents who claimed it could become a magnet for “intimidating young men”.

The owner of a barber’s shop on the corner of Skipton Road and Gale Street wants to spread out onto a small yard and build a new glass-fronted salon.

And the application before Keighley and Shipley Area Planning Panel last Wednesday was given the go-ahead, despite opposition from neighbours, who claimed the shop would become a night-time haunt for undesirables.

The first of ten anonymous objections implied unwanted loitering was already an issue, and stated: “The proposal will encourage more young men to congregate outside the premises, intimidating passers-by, local residents and schoolchildren.

“This will also lead to more litter, particularly in the form of discarded cigarettes and alcohol bottles, which poses a threat to young children living in the area.”

It was also alleged that during the festival of Eid, the business already operates as late as 4am.

But Bradford Council planning officers reported: “The objection letters suggest young men already congregate outside the premises, and the fear is if they are made larger, these premises will become a more regularly used ‘hang-out’.

“However, the congregation of youths outside the premises appears to be an existing problem, and is for other agencies to address rather than the local planning authority.”

They added: “The extended premises would not have a detrimental impact on the vitality of Keighley town centre and an insignificant impact on the amenity of neighbourhood occupants.”

Barbers shop owner, Hameed Islam, said he was delighted with the result.

He added: “Youths do come along with a friend who is having a haircut and have sometimes stood outside, but now we will have a modern, bigger and up-to-date shop, which will solve that and tidy it all up. And now the whole shop will look much more attractive to people driving into Keighley.

“I am very pleased with what is a good and independent decision,.”

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9:12am Sun 23 Feb 14

Mixter says...

So, the council's logic is it's already a magnate for youths and nuisance to the neighborhood, so let's increase that.

I didn't realize there was such a demand for haircuts in that part of town.
I wonder how long the 'change of use' application for a curry house will take once it's been extended?
So, the council's logic is it's already a magnate for youths and nuisance to the neighborhood, so let's increase that. I didn't realize there was such a demand for haircuts in that part of town. I wonder how long the 'change of use' application for a curry house will take once it's been extended? Mixter
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9:55am Sun 23 Feb 14

Kighley Synic says...

'Change of use application to a curry house' - not being judgmentally stereotypical there at all are we Mixter? I'm wondering, do you live near there; are you one of the 'anonymous neighbours'? If not, why does it concern you that a barber shop wants to extend and develop?
'Change of use application to a curry house' - not being judgmentally stereotypical there at all are we Mixter? I'm wondering, do you live near there; are you one of the 'anonymous neighbours'? If not, why does it concern you that a barber shop wants to extend and develop? Kighley Synic
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11:56am Sun 23 Feb 14

Mixter says...

Kighley Synic wrote:
'Change of use application to a curry house' - not being judgmentally stereotypical there at all are we Mixter? I'm wondering, do you live near there; are you one of the 'anonymous neighbours'? If not, why does it concern you that a barber shop wants to extend and develop?
Ive not hit the nail on the head here have i?

No, i dont live near and not one of the anonymous neighbours. And im glad, because the owner patently doesn't give a $hit about his. It says a lot that they have to be 'anonymous', as well.
[quote][p][bold]Kighley Synic[/bold] wrote: 'Change of use application to a curry house' - not being judgmentally stereotypical there at all are we Mixter? I'm wondering, do you live near there; are you one of the 'anonymous neighbours'? If not, why does it concern you that a barber shop wants to extend and develop?[/p][/quote]Ive not hit the nail on the head here have i? No, i dont live near and not one of the anonymous neighbours. And im glad, because the owner patently doesn't give a $hit about his. It says a lot that they have to be 'anonymous', as well. Mixter
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12:35pm Sun 23 Feb 14

jimmy k says...

Kighley Synic wrote:
'Change of use application to a curry house' - not being judgmentally stereotypical there at all are we Mixter? I'm wondering, do you live near there; are you one of the 'anonymous neighbours'? If not, why does it concern you that a barber shop wants to extend and develop?
he's allowed to comment on this site wherever the editor decides to make comments available.thats the rules of the site, nowhere does it say you can only comment on areas that you live in.
[quote][p][bold]Kighley Synic[/bold] wrote: 'Change of use application to a curry house' - not being judgmentally stereotypical there at all are we Mixter? I'm wondering, do you live near there; are you one of the 'anonymous neighbours'? If not, why does it concern you that a barber shop wants to extend and develop?[/p][/quote]he's allowed to comment on this site wherever the editor decides to make comments available.thats the rules of the site, nowhere does it say you can only comment on areas that you live in. jimmy k
  • Score: 3

2:03pm Sun 23 Feb 14

Kighley Synic says...

jimmy k wrote:
Kighley Synic wrote:
'Change of use application to a curry house' - not being judgmentally stereotypical there at all are we Mixter? I'm wondering, do you live near there; are you one of the 'anonymous neighbours'? If not, why does it concern you that a barber shop wants to extend and develop?
he's allowed to comment on this site wherever the editor decides to make comments available.thats the rules of the site, nowhere does it say you can only comment on areas that you live in.
I'm not denying him the right of comment - I was wondering why the 'curry house' comment was thrown in. I'm not sure that, with Moghuls, Balti House and Mangos in close proximity that a curry house would be required or even thought of by the new owner. I'd prefer an extended barber shop to be fair, adds more variety to a town bogged down by charity shops and Pound Convertor pawn stores.
[quote][p][bold]jimmy k[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kighley Synic[/bold] wrote: 'Change of use application to a curry house' - not being judgmentally stereotypical there at all are we Mixter? I'm wondering, do you live near there; are you one of the 'anonymous neighbours'? If not, why does it concern you that a barber shop wants to extend and develop?[/p][/quote]he's allowed to comment on this site wherever the editor decides to make comments available.thats the rules of the site, nowhere does it say you can only comment on areas that you live in.[/p][/quote]I'm not denying him the right of comment - I was wondering why the 'curry house' comment was thrown in. I'm not sure that, with Moghuls, Balti House and Mangos in close proximity that a curry house would be required or even thought of by the new owner. I'd prefer an extended barber shop to be fair, adds more variety to a town bogged down by charity shops and Pound Convertor pawn stores. Kighley Synic
  • Score: 3

3:35pm Sun 23 Feb 14

Mixter says...

Kighley Synic wrote:
jimmy k wrote:
Kighley Synic wrote:
'Change of use application to a curry house' - not being judgmentally stereotypical there at all are we Mixter? I'm wondering, do you live near there; are you one of the 'anonymous neighbours'? If not, why does it concern you that a barber shop wants to extend and develop?
he's allowed to comment on this site wherever the editor decides to make comments available.thats the rules of the site, nowhere does it say you can only comment on areas that you live in.
I'm not denying him the right of comment - I was wondering why the 'curry house' comment was thrown in. I'm not sure that, with Moghuls, Balti House and Mangos in close proximity that a curry house would be required or even thought of by the new owner. I'd prefer an extended barber shop to be fair, adds more variety to a town bogged down by charity shops and Pound Convertor pawn stores.
If the application was to open a barbers shop, fair enough. But to extend a barber shop? Like i say, i didnt realise there was such an advanced demand for haircuts in that part of town. Maybe they do 'extras for the weekend sir?'

As for other curry houses in the vicinity. When has that criteria ever counted before?
[quote][p][bold]Kighley Synic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jimmy k[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kighley Synic[/bold] wrote: 'Change of use application to a curry house' - not being judgmentally stereotypical there at all are we Mixter? I'm wondering, do you live near there; are you one of the 'anonymous neighbours'? If not, why does it concern you that a barber shop wants to extend and develop?[/p][/quote]he's allowed to comment on this site wherever the editor decides to make comments available.thats the rules of the site, nowhere does it say you can only comment on areas that you live in.[/p][/quote]I'm not denying him the right of comment - I was wondering why the 'curry house' comment was thrown in. I'm not sure that, with Moghuls, Balti House and Mangos in close proximity that a curry house would be required or even thought of by the new owner. I'd prefer an extended barber shop to be fair, adds more variety to a town bogged down by charity shops and Pound Convertor pawn stores.[/p][/quote]If the application was to open a barbers shop, fair enough. But to extend a barber shop? Like i say, i didnt realise there was such an advanced demand for haircuts in that part of town. Maybe they do 'extras for the weekend sir?' As for other curry houses in the vicinity. When has that criteria ever counted before? Mixter
  • Score: 1

8:44pm Sun 23 Feb 14

jimmy k says...

Kighley Synic wrote:
jimmy k wrote:
Kighley Synic wrote:
'Change of use application to a curry house' - not being judgmentally stereotypical there at all are we Mixter? I'm wondering, do you live near there; are you one of the 'anonymous neighbours'? If not, why does it concern you that a barber shop wants to extend and develop?
he's allowed to comment on this site wherever the editor decides to make comments available.thats the rules of the site, nowhere does it say you can only comment on areas that you live in.
I'm not denying him the right of comment - I was wondering why the 'curry house' comment was thrown in. I'm not sure that, with Moghuls, Balti House and Mangos in close proximity that a curry house would be required or even thought of by the new owner. I'd prefer an extended barber shop to be fair, adds more variety to a town bogged down by charity shops and Pound Convertor pawn stores.
no, you weren't just asking him about the curry house,you also asked him if he doesn't live there why does it concern you?on another thread you have commented on an oakbank related story i guess that means you live on ingrow lane then?
[quote][p][bold]Kighley Synic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jimmy k[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kighley Synic[/bold] wrote: 'Change of use application to a curry house' - not being judgmentally stereotypical there at all are we Mixter? I'm wondering, do you live near there; are you one of the 'anonymous neighbours'? If not, why does it concern you that a barber shop wants to extend and develop?[/p][/quote]he's allowed to comment on this site wherever the editor decides to make comments available.thats the rules of the site, nowhere does it say you can only comment on areas that you live in.[/p][/quote]I'm not denying him the right of comment - I was wondering why the 'curry house' comment was thrown in. I'm not sure that, with Moghuls, Balti House and Mangos in close proximity that a curry house would be required or even thought of by the new owner. I'd prefer an extended barber shop to be fair, adds more variety to a town bogged down by charity shops and Pound Convertor pawn stores.[/p][/quote]no, you weren't just asking him about the curry house,you also asked him if he doesn't live there why does it concern you?on another thread you have commented on an oakbank related story i guess that means you live on ingrow lane then? jimmy k
  • Score: 7

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