Chance to talk homes

A MEETING will be held on Tuesday (February 8) to discuss Kirklees Council’s plans to build more than 4,000 homes in Thornhill Lees.

The meeting, which will focus on the council’s Local Development Framework (LDF) for Dewsbury, starts at 6pm at the Community Centre in Brewery Lane, and will finish at 8pm.

The LDF is a plan to build nearly 6,500 homes across Dewsbury, mainly in the south of the town, and more than 3,000 across Mirfield, Denby Dale and Kirkburton. It also includes proposals to create 4,000 jobs in Dewsbury and 1,500 in Mirfield, Denby Dale and Kirkburton.

The plans have been criticised over fears that building so many new houses will put too much pressure on local services and infrastructure.

The plan will be rolled out gradually until 2028.

Details of the proposals can be seen at

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