Joanne Douglas

Joanne Douglas

Joanne joined the Examiner in 2007 as a general news reporter and became the local government reporter, covering Kirklees and Calderdale councils, in early 2013.

Colne Valley developer SB Homes told: If you can't afford it, don't buy it

Another developer cites 'viability' issues as Clrs unhappy at axing financial contributions for planning consent

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Colne Valley developer SB Homes told: If you can't afford it, don't buy it

Another developer cites 'viability' issues as Clrs unhappy at axing financial contributions for planning consent

Re-build bid for Lockwood school is £1.5m over budget and already facing delays

Costs of moving 600 children to temporary school spiral - and the much-loved Lockwood clock tower remains at risk too

What's on this week at Kirklees Council

Busy week with bin collection, Full Council and day-long planning committee for Kirklees councillors

11 acres of Kirklees Council land to be listed for sale to expand Bradley Business Park

Cabinet asked to agree to sell land at Bradley Business Park

The land on Sude Hill Terrace

Holme Valley Parish Council should be "ashamed" of itself for putting profit before community over housing plan, meeting hears

Affiliated Land Charity housing plan has divided community over plans for homes in New Mill

Great Northern Retail Park road access changes in the pipeline as councillors give green light to The Range plans

And promises of access improvements into Great Northern Retail Park

Leymoor Road, Golcar

20 house plan for busy Golcar's Leymoor Road gets go-ahead

The new development site, formerly a garage, will be accessed from an existing development known as the Picture House

Letter in support of Grimescar Valley development proposal

Grimescar Valley plan has some support - including in Bolton

Kirklees Council set to consider major planning application as Examiner analysis shows many letters of support are based on just two templates from people who live miles away from proposed development

Grimescar Valley plans for 190 new homes recommended for outline approval by Kirklees Council officers

But it will be up to Kirklees councillors to rule on the controversial plans when they meet next Thursday

Smoke alarm notifies 5 people of fire in cellar below them

Cellar fire in Thornton Lodge started in the electrical consumer unit

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