The campaign to get Huddersfield a huge country park will go on.
That’s the vow of landowners, Farnley Estates, as they published images of what the park’s ‘hub’ would look like.
The team behind the park has laid its cards on the table and revealed exactly where it wants to build the headquarters and car park.
And it has revealed the locations of five other sites it needs to sell to developers to enable the ambitious country park scheme.
Estates bosses are hoping officials behind Kirklees Council’s controversial Local Plan will re-consider their plots after their land submissions failed to make it into the Local Plan the first time round.
The hub would be built close to the junction of Woodsome Road and Penistone Road at Fenay Bridge.
Artist’s impressions show the building, which would technically be in the green belt, would be designed to blend into the landscape.
It would host the education centre, a cafe, toilets, farm shop and bike hire and would be the start point for walks and bike rides.
Two other plots close to the A629 Penistone Road would be offered to housing firms – one off Woodsome Road opposite the golf course the other on farm land between Woodsome Hall Lane and the main road, behind office furniture firm Connection.
It is thought the sites would provide about 900 homes.
Two smaller sites on the edge of Farnley Tyas village, which were rejected in the first draft, would also be re-submitted. It is thought the plots would hold about 130 homes.
With consultation on the Local Plan open until December 21, they are hoping the plots will be adopted into the revised draft which will go to final consultation in 2016.
The Sykes family behind the bid say they will contribute to road layout improvements on Penistone Road around the busy junction with Rowley Lane.
The bid to create an outdoor leisure resort on green belt land around Farnley Tyas was widely backed by people taking part in a consultation.
It would feature new paths and cycle routes and has ambitions of matching some of the country’s best outdoor facilities such as Dalby Forest near Pickering, North Yorkshire and Grizedale in the Lake District.
The boundaries of the proposed park were included in the Local Plan dubbed Strategic Green Infrastructure.
Councillors have said they are open to negotiation and will listen to suggestions from the public.