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Review Holme Valley November 2010 Part of your community New housing proposal for greenbelt By Sandie Marshall GREENBELT land to the south of Honley could be used for a big new housing development. A report setting out the future of new housing in Kirklees is proposing releasing the greenbelt land for the development of 200 homes. In addition, the plan calls for 10 hectares of land in Brockholes and five hectares in Meltham to be made available for industrial and office development. Both sites are designated as ‘greenfield’ but only the Meltham land officially falls within the greenbelt. The proposals are set out in the latest Local Development Framework report which was considered by the council’s Development and Environment Security Panel at the end of October. It looks at how the whole borough of Kirklees can accommodate 26,200 new homes and sufficient new industrial property to allow for 35,000 new jobs between now and 2028. The vast majority of building land is being identified in central Huddersfield and Northern Kirklees. However, the land identified for development in this latest report is significantly less than was originally proposed in 2009 – 1,700 new homes in and around Honley. STEAK NIGHT Monday & Tuesday Nights in November from 5pm Selected Steaks and Grills Menu Buy One Get One Free! Plus pre-book a table for 4 or more in the restaurant and get a bottle of house wine FREE! IN THE RESTAURANT ONLY Friday & Saturday nights in November Selected 3 course menu available £15.95 Includes a steak option. Public consultation made the council think again, and as a result, almost all the proposed houses are to be accommodated elsewhere in the borough. The report also calls for the number of new homes to be built in Holmfirth to be reduced to avoid “overdevelopment” of the town, although a final figure is not provided. Following discussion by the council committee, the report will once again go to public consultation between December 3 and January 31. Information will be provided in the council’s newsletter for residents and the framework document will be made available at key information sites throughout the borough. Monday 29th & Tuesday 30th November Get into the festive season at The Huntsman. 3 Course Turkey Roast Dinner with tea or coffee and minced pie All Just £9.95 for these two days Bookings taken/recommended. THE HUNTSMAN BOOZE & SNOOZE from £60 per couple Greenfield Road, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire HD9 3XF. Tel: 01484 850205 Props from The Last of the Summer Wine are to get a permanent home in the Holme Valley. Among the many items given to the Holme Valley Business Association are pianos, a gorilla, a dinosaur, carriage, a scooter and even the bicycle that Marina often rode to her secret meetings with Howard. Business Association spokesman Greg Christoffi said: “We are considering different options for what to do with the props and scenery.” Welcome to your Holme Valley Review WELCOME to the first edition of the Holme Valley Review – the new newspaper for everyone in this valley. Each month we’ll be bringing pages and pages of dedicated Holme Valley news direct to your door. We’d love to hear what you think of this first edition so why not contact us by email at uk or call on 01484 420800 or 07747 447023. Most importantly let us know your news – perhaps you have a local issue you’d like to share, or an event to tell everyone about. If so, let us know for the next issue. Finally we’d like to thank all the local businesses who have placed an advert with us. The Review couldn’t exist without your support. In return you can be sure that your advert is being delivered through the doors of 15,000 homes within the Holme Valley, reaching the customers who mean the most to your business. If you would like to join these first advertisers and take advantage of our great launch rates, call our team.

Holme Valley Review (November 2010)

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