COUNCIL predictions for the future number of houses required in Kirklees are “flawed’’ according to a community group spokesman.
A “very well attended’’ meeting at St Augustine’s Church in Scissett was staged to discuss land development in Kirklees, featured in the Council’s Local Development Framework.
Robert Bamforth, spokesman for Kirklees Community Action Network, said: “We talked about how we thought the consultation process was flawed, how the housing numbers were flawed because they are far too high and based on out-dated information.
“And also how Denby Dale, Scissett, Clayton West and Skelmanthorpe have been given an unfair proportion of development – a lot of which is green field development.”
The LDF sets out policies and proposals for main land uses across Kirklees such as land earmarked for housing, business, community services, transport and quarrying.
Mr Bamforth said the audience was asked to raise their hands if they had received a letter telling them about Kirklees Council’s Local Development Framework (LDF) consultation period.
“Not one person raised their hand because no-one knew about it and I think a lot of people in Kirklees won’t know about it either,” said Mr Bamforth.
The meeting was attended by Conservative MP for Dewsbury Simon Reevell and Denby Dale’s Clr Jim Dodds.
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