Kirklees Council is updating its Local Plan – a planning blueprint for the next 15 years – and it’s looking for suggestions on what vacant land should be made available for development.

As part of preliminary work on the Local Plan, the council is searching for land to be developed. This is known as a ‘Call for Sites.’

This allows landowners, developers and others, the opportunity to put forward available land to the council that could be considered in the updated Local Plan.

The council is seeking a wide variety of sites including housing, employment, commercial, public green spaces and much more, with a particular interest in land that can be re-used or redeveloped within towns and villages or on previously developed land.

David Shepherd, strategic director for growth and regeneration, said: “Updating our Local Plan is essential for us to adapt to the changes that have taken place over the last five years.

“Call for Sites is a great opportunity for residents and businesses to share any sites or land that could be developed to contribute to the growth of Kirklees.

“We have a strong appreciation for any suggestions and the more, the better. Finding land or sites will bring us one step closer to not only updating our Local Plan but supporting the needs of the community, residents and businesses.”

Further information on all the types of sites the council is looking for and how to submit a site can be found at:


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