The Kirklees Local Plan was submitted to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on 25 April 2017, so that it can be examined by an independent Inspector.

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Proposed Modifications Consultation

9am, 20th August 2018 to 5pm, on 1st October 2018

Following the public hearings as part of the examination of the Kirklees Local Plan, the appointed Inspectors invited the council to consult on a list of Proposed Modifications which are considered to make the plan sound and/or legally compliant.

Main Modifications

Main Modifications are those which the inspector considers are necessary to make the plan sound and/or legally compliant and includes amendments to some site allocations and designations, as well as changes to policy wording and supporting text. Proposed changes to the Kirklees Local Plan Policies Map are included in the soundness consultation on SD2 Kirklees Local Plan Allocations and Designations Main Modifications.

Main Modifications are proposed without prejudice to the inspector's final conclusions on the Local Plan which will take account of all representations submitted in response to this consultation. The inspector will only consider representations made upon the Main Modifications. This is not an opportunity to raise again matters relating to other parts of the submitted plan that have already been considered by the inspector/s during the examination or to identify new modifications.

Additional Modifications

The council is also taking the opportunity to publish some Additional Modifications (minor changes) to provide clarification, corrections, minor up-dates to text and the correction of minor mapping errors to the Policies Map. These changes do not relate to the soundness of the plan and have been published for comment only.

Accompanying documents

To accompany the consultation, the council has also provided a Sustainability Appraisal and Habitat Regulations Assessment. Copies of these reports are available for comment at the request of the inspector.

You can also view the previous versions:

Sustainability Appraisal Addendum (April 2017)

Habitat Regulations Assessment (March 2017)

How to read and comment on the Proposed Modifications Consultation

Enter your comments online or download our comments form.

Read and comment on the consultation

After you've commented

  • Duly made representations will be made available to the inspector who will take them into account before providing a final report on the Local Plan.
  • Representations cannot be treated as confidential. Please see the Council's Planning policy Privacy Notice for details of how we use your information.
  • We are required to share your information with the Planning Inspector for the purposes of the examination.

We regret that we are not able to accept general comments sent to us in the body of a letter or an email. These will be returned to you inviting you to resubmit your views on a correctly completed form, or enter them directly into the consultation database.

Where necessary, alternative arrangements can be made for people with disabilities - please contact us if this affects you.

Locations where you can view the consultation documents
Location Opening times
Huddersfield Customer Service Centre
Civic Centre 3, Huddersfield HD1 2TG
Mon-Wed and Fri 9:00am to 5:00pm
Thurs 10:00am to 5:00pm
Dewsbury Customer Service Centre
The Walsh Building, Town Hall Way, Dewsbury WF12 8EE
Mon-Thurs, 9:00am to 5:00pm
Fri 10am to 5pm
Drop-in sessions where we can help you register your views
Location Time
Huddersfield Town Hall Reception Room
Huddersfield Town Hall, Corporation St, Huddersfield HD1 2TA
3rd September 2018, 12 - 8pm
Dewsbury Town Hall Reception Room
Dewsbury Town Hall, Wakefield Old Road, Dewsbury, WF12 8DG
10th September 2018, 12 - 8pm

Further information or help

The Planning Inspectors

Katie Child BSc (Hons) MA MRTPI and Elizabeth Hill BSc (Hons) BPhil MRTPI have been appointed to conduct the examination to determine whether our Local Plan is sound. Elizabeth Hill will only deal with issues regarding minerals and waste.

All correspondence with the inspectors must be made through the Programme Officer.

The Programme Officer

Yvonne Parker is the Programme Officer for this examination and she is an independent officer of the examination, working under the direction of the inspectors.

For all matters concerning the examination please contact Yvonne:

Local Plan Examination Library

All supporting evidence and documentation relating to the Local Plan can be accessed in the examination library.

Examination hearings

The examination hearings commenced on Tuesday 10 October 2017 and concluded in April 2018.

Previous consultations on the Local Plan

Prior to submitting our Local Plan, we consulted you on the Publication Local Plan and Community Infrastructure Levy in November 2016. You can view all the comments we received using the Kirklees Planning Consultation Portal . All of these comments have been sent to the Planning Inspector.