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Save Grimescar Valley joins with other groups in protest rally

posted 16 Apr 2015, 12:50 by Grimescar Greenfields   [ updated 16 Apr 2015, 13:08 ]
Rally in St George's Square

Greenfield campaigners meet up in St George's Square as part of Community Voice on Planning national day of action

Campaigners from across Kirklees joined forces to protest over the loss of green fields for housing.
As many as 80 people met up in St George’s Square, Huddersfield, today as part of a national day of action.

Organised by the Kirklees Community Action Network (KCAN), groups from across the district came together to send a message to Kirklees Council.  “It’s simple,” said network spokesman Tina Newsome. “Brownfield before greenfield, that’s our message.”

Campaigners from Save Grimescar Valley and Save Mirfield were out in force but other groups from Scissett, Skelmanthorpe, Slaithwaite, Golcar, Holmfirth, Meltham and Dewsbury were also represented.

Protestors braved strong winds and driving rain to show their support for a day of action organised by Community Voice on Planning under the slogan: “Listen to Local People on Planning.”

All 69 Kirklees councillors were invited but only a handful turned up. These included Tories Mark Hemingway (Lindley), Martyn Bolt (Mirfield) and Donna Bellamy (Colne Valley) and independent Charles Greaves (Holme Valley North).

Also there were Colne Valley Parliamentary candidates Jason McCartney (Conservative) and Jane East (Labour) along with Beth Prescott, of Dewsbury, the Tory candidate for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford.

Protest Rally

Protest Rally

Protest Ralley

Protest Rally