A SPECIAL meeting of Kirkburton Parish Council has been called over the Shelley College expansion plans.

The parish council wants to put forward its views as part of the public consultation.

It has invited representatives from Kirkburton and Scissett middle schools, Shelley College and the action group Keep Shelley Pyramid so that councillors can hear all sides.

The ‘extraordinary’ meeting will be held on Thursday, November 15, at 7.30pm at Flockton Green Working Men’s Club, Barnsley Road, Flockton.

Parish council chairman Clr Richard Burton (inset) said: “We are holding this extra meeting to ensure that the parish council has the opportunity of contributing to the consultations, particularly the Kirklees one.

“The deadline date for that is November 30, a week before our next usual meeting.”

Members of the public will have the opportunity to address the council at the start of the meeting.