COUNCILLORS have revealed their views on a controversial house-building programme.
Kirklees Council is consulting residents on the Local Development Framework (LDF) which could lead to 28,000 new homes by 2028.
We asked the four main group leaders on Kirklees Council for their views.
The council’s town and valley committees will hold public meetings about the LDF in the next two weeks.
Dewsbury Committee: Dewsbury United Reform Church, Tuesday January 25 at 5pm.
Huddersfield Committee: Huddersfield Town Hall, Wednesday January 26 at 7pm.
Batley, Birstall and Birkenshaw Committee: Batley Town Hall, Thursday January 27 at 7.30pm.
Valleys Committee: Milnsbridge Baptist Church, Monday January 31 at 7pm.
Spen Valley Committee: Cleckheaton Town Hall, Tuesday February 1 at 7pm.
Mirfield, Denby Dale and Kirkburton Committee: Huddersfield Town Hall, Wednesday February 2 at 7.30pm.
Valleys Committee: St Bartholomew’s Church in Meltham, Wednesday February 3 at 7pm.
COUNCILLOR Kath Pinnock, who leads the opposition Lib Dems, stressed the need for new homes.
She said yesterday: “If you want your children to have somewhere in Kirklees to live, then we need more homes. How many is the issue.”
Clr Pinnock added that Kirklees needed to draw up an LDF as a successor to the previous blueprint, the Unitary Development Plan (UDP).
The Cleckheaton councillor said: “The UDP will no longer be enforceable if we abandon the new plan.
“If we want to protect our green belt and green fields, we need an LDF.
“Without an LDF there will be a free-for-all for developers.”