ALTERATIONS to Cleckheaton's town hall to make it more user-friendly have been given the go-ahead by Kirklees Council. The authority's design and property service has received approval to re-position the existing automatic doors and screen further into the entrance lobby of the listed building.

The following planning applications have also been approved:

P Tope, formation of ramp access to front within a conservation area at 36 Kirkgate, Birstall; A and J Inns, listed building consent for replacement of windows with new timber double-glazed white painted units within a conservation area at Jessops Mill, Station Road, Batley.

R Preach, lower ground floor extension at 9 Trinity Mount, Beckett Road, Dewsbury; Eshton Gregory (Birstall), floodlighting on 21 columns to car park at land off Dark Lane, Birstall.

Mr M Chunara, single and two-storey extensions and porch at 18 Holland Street, Batley; A Hutchinson, conservatory at Greatfield, 43 Batley Field Hill, Batley.

Mr T Zaman, reserved matters application for building three terraced houses at land adjoining 43 Brearley Street, Purlwell; Clear Channel Outdoor, two illuminated advertising panels to bus shelter adjacent to 678 Bradford Road, Birstall.

G and D Clough and R and C Leeming, outline application for building one dwelling at land off Milroyd Crescent, 79 Leeds Road, Birstall; Mr Ahmed, single storey extension at 27 Alpine Close, Staincliffe.

The following planning applications have been refused: Mr E Patel, single and two storey extension at 93 Woodfield Avenue, Staincliffe; S McGlynn, outline application for one detached dwelling within a conservation area at land opposite 25 Carlinghow Hill, Carlinghow; John Brooke Builders, detached bungalow with attached garage next to 1 Aquilla Way, Hightown.

Applications have been withdrawn for the following: N Preston, first floor extension at 9 Plane Trees Close, Hunsworth.

The following planning application has been determined invalid: Brealeys Solicitors, illuminated letters at Lloyds Bank Chambers, 10 Market Place, Birstall.