A MOVE to extend the consultation period for a plan to build thousands of new homes across Kirklees has been criticised.
Tory MP Simon Reevell has written again to the leader of Kirklees Council, Clr Mehboob Khan, to raise his objections to the length of the consultation period for the Local Development Framework.
The council had agreed to extend the talks for another seven days but the Dewsbury MP insists: “It’s not enough.”
Mr Reevell wrote to Clr Khan on January 13 to express concern that many of his constituents had not received any information about the LDF proposals, which include many new homes in many districts.
He also attended a public meeting in Scissett which drew more than 120 residents and not one of them had received any documentation through their doors.
He said: “I don’t understand what the great rush is.
“These are very serious proposals which deserve to be discussed in the proper way.
“People need time to digest what the council is putting forward. I don’t see how a few more weeks will make any difference to Kirklees and I would like to see the period extended by at least another six weeks”.
The council has insisted the current phase of consultation, which began on December 7 and will continue until February 6, is sufficient.
It gives people nine weeks to respond to the proposals.