COUNCIL plans to build a housing estate on green fields beneath Castle Hill have sparked anger among another group of residents.

Kirklees Council could build around 300 homes at Hall Bower, a hamlet between Newsome and Castle Hill.

The council has earmarked land between Newsome Road South and Ashes Lane as part of the its Local Development Framework (LDF) proposal to build 37,000 homes across the borough.

The LDF, set by the Government, aims to create commercial and industrial development in Kirklees.

Plans to build on green land at Hall Bower are included in three out of four LDF options.

But residents say a new housing estate will ruin the picturesque hillside and put strain on the already limited infrastructure.

They add that Hall Bower Cricket Club, which is more than 100 years old, and Newsome Panthers Rugby Club will be forced to move.

Residents warn any new development, like current homes in the village, will be equally prone to flooding.

Now they are urging neighbours and people who use Castle Hill for recreation to send their objections to the council.

Lynn Bates, who lives at Hall Bower Lane, said: “There’s a gas pipe and water tanks underground as well as an old quarry and a mine shaft.

“It suffers from flooding when it rains heavily and it will ruin the view.”

Kirklees have extended the deadline for LDF comments to April 17.

Comments on the plans should be posted to: Freepost RRKS-SKHX-ZBYR, Research and Consultation, Kirklees Council, Huddersfield, HD1 2NQ or emailed to