280-home Dewsbury plan deferred as MP has his say on proposals

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A huge housing plan for a Dewsbury has been deferred by Kirklees councillors.

At a meeting of the Strategic Planning Committee a 280-home scheme earmarked for Owl Lane at Chidswell in Dewsbury was deferred.

The development, which forms part of the council’s Local Plan, is planned for a 20-acre parcel of sloping agricultural land. The developer is Barratt Homes.

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Among those who spoke to object against the proposal was Dewsbury MP Mark Eastwood. Commenting after the meeting he said: “A number of objections were raised and the council has decided to defer the decision on the application. The fight to save Chidswell continues.”

Dewsbury MP Mark EastwoodDewsbury MP Mark Eastwood
Dewsbury MP Mark Eastwood

Two other applications, for two cabins and 12 air conditioning units at Jack Lane, Dewsbury, and for a swimming pool and trade counter building at the rear of JD Sports gym off Bradford Road, Batley, were delegated to the Head of Planning and Development to approve as per their reports.

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