Have your say on plans for new homes in Dewsbury and Mirfield

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Have your say

THE futures of Dewsbury and Mirfield will be up for discussion at the next area committee meetings.

Top of the agendas will be the local development plans to develop the areas over the next 18 years.

Proposals include 4,000 new jobs in Dewsbury, 35 hectares of land for business use and 6,400 new homes.

In Mirfield there could be 250 new homes on top of 800 already planned. Across Mirfield, Denby Dale and Kirkburton 1,500 jobs could be created.

In February 2009 Kirklees Council asked people which of four options they preferred for the development of Kirklees. The first option was the most popular and now the council is consulting on the detail of that plan until February 6. But MP Simon Reevell said people need longer to have their say and has asked council leader Coun Mehboob Khan to extend consultation by seven or eight weeks.

He said: “These proposals are causing quite a lot concern and I think it’s only right that people are given the opportunity to express their opinion.”

The Dewsbury committee will meet at 5pm on Tuesday the United Reform Church, Longcauseway. The meeting for Mirfield will be at Huddersfield Town Hall at 7.30pm on February 2.