Drawing by Fred Heinzel

BIRDSEDGE, West Yorkshire

Quarry Threat. Objections needed before 19th December 2016

Kirklees Local Development Plan is underway. They have designated a large swathe of farm fields at Birdsedge as a mineral extraction site, i.e. a quarry. This site is only FIVE metres away from houses at Dearne Grange, less than 100 metres from a further THIRTY houses and will destroy two watercourses, oncer of which is the source of the River Dearne.

We believe that this site, if it becomes a quarry, will destroy residential amenity in thre village and effectively jeopardise future growth. We also believe that the inclusion of this site contravenes a number of national and local planning guidelines.

To find our more, and how to object, please CLICK THIS LINK.


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Birdsedge is a small rural village, coupled with the adjacent hamlet of High Flatts. The villages are set high on the edge of the Yorkshire Pennines, almost a thousand feet above sea level, in England's rugged north. There are 150 or so houses, about 350 people, a school (and out of school club), a village hall, a Wesleyan Reform Church, a Friends Meeting House, a mill (Hinchliffe's) which is a small part of a bigger complex in nearby Denby Dale, and some local businesses.

There's an active village hall offering varied events from quiz night socials to concerts, and an annual community festival. Birdsedge even has its own newsletter, Village Voice, produced six times a year. Contact the editor Roz Mears for details 01484 604289.

Birdsedge and High Flatts are on the southern edge of Kirklees local authority (Huddersfield). The nearest towns are Huddersfield and Barnsley and the nearest cities are Wakefield, Leeds, Sheffield and (just over the Pennines) Manchester. It is in the Dewsbury Parliamentary constituency and the MP is Paula Sherriff (Labour)