The application to convert the upper floors of Marygate House, at the top of Westgate, had been sent to Wakefield Council’s planning department a the end of January but has since been withdrawn.
The applicant, which is listed as IP Marygate House Ltd, had intended to create a mix of studio and one-bedroom flats, and three two-bedroom flats all spread across three of the upper floors of the building.
The ground floor is currently occupied by a series of retail businesses, including a barbers, off-licence, jewellers, tobacconists, and fast-food takeaway shop.
No indication has been made as to why the application has been withdrawn, but the plans did draw some criticism.
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One objector felt 27 flats was too many, while another person raised a point about the toilets for the ground floor shops being situated on the first floor, which formed part of the plans.