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How to Comment on the Draft Local Plan

posted 3 Dec 2015, 03:52 by Grimescar Greenfields   [ updated 3 Dec 2015, 04:02 ]
A guide for human beings 

Save Grimescar Valley is calling on residents to back the proposal in the Draft Local Plan to
re-designate Grimescar Valley as protected greenbelt. 
Comment on Kirklees Local Plan

Whilst this won't overturn the decision to grant outline planning permission for 190 new houses, if approved this will protect the majority of the valley for at least another 15 years.

It's really important that as many people as possible back this greenbelt proposal for Grimescar Valley. It's the best chance we have to save the remained of the valley from unsustainable development. 

We feel that concerns should be raised about designating all the Provisional Open Land for housing, particularly where is is recognised as Wildlife Habitat Network

Our View
Save Grimescar Valley has examined the proposals in the draft Local Plan and highlights the following issues:

  • Undeveloped areas of Grimescar Valley are designation as either Greenbelt or Provisional Open Land (POL) in the draft plan
  • A portion of the Provisional Open Land (POL) already has outline planning permission for 190 new houses - this decision has been taken and is not open to consultation through this process.
  • However we are concerned that all the remaining POL has been designated as land for housing development, and the likely impact this will have on traffic volumes / congestion / pollution etc.
  • Also a significant portion of this POL marked for housing is designated as 'Wildlife Habitat Network' and should therefore be added to the area designated as greenbelt.
  • We support the designation of the remainder of the valley as greenbelt

Proposals put forward in the Draft Local Plan:
Annotated Draft Local Plan
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How to comment
Email your comments to Kirklees Planning at:
Write to Kirklees Local Plan Consultation, PO Box B93 Civic Centre 3 Market Street Huddersfield HD1 2JR
OR if you're skilled with on-line registration systems (NB process can be very confusing!!!)
Deadline We have until 5.00pm on Monday 1st February 2016 to submit comments

Any problems?
If you have any problems with this process, please contact Kirklees Planning - details below:
Tel: 01484 221000
Address: PO Box B93 Civic Centre 3 Market Street Huddersfield HD1 2JR

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