By Oliver Thompson
Kingsgate’s new cinema and food court has overcome its first step and has gained approval by the Kirklees Council Planning Committee.
The nine-screen cinema complex is expected to be located on the upper ground floor of Kingsgate.
Cllr Peter McBride, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, said: ‘I’m delighted that these plans have been approved. This will be a fantastic asset for the town and offers visitors something different to do in Huddersfield Town Centre.
“We’re an ambitious council with big plans and it’s exciting times for Huddersfield and the rest of Kirklees.
“On 26 June we will be making a big announcement about Huddersfield Town Centre and these plans will form part of that. Stay tuned to find out what we have in store.”
Peter Everest of WD Huddersfield Ltd, commented: “We have reached a turning point of achieving this planning consent for our proposal to modernise Kingsgate and to see it evolve into a fully-integrated and engaging shopping, leisure and lifestyle destination that will, in turn, invigorate Huddersfield.”