The Local Plan sets out how and where we will make land available for development across Kirklees. This involves working out how many new homes and jobs we need in the future, and allocating enough land to meet these needs.

Submission of the Local Plan for public examination

The Kirklees Local Plan has been submitted to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, so that it can be examined by an independent inspector.

Once appointed, the Planning Inspector will work together with an independent Programme Officer to conduct the public examination of the plan. The Programme Officer manages all correspondence between the inspector, Kirklees Council, and other people who will take part in the examination process.

Further details about hearings and how you can be involved will be published here, once the Planning Inspector and the Programme Officer have agreed those arrangements with the council.

Local Plan examination library

The Planning Inspectors

Katie Child BSc (Hons) MA MRTPI and Liz Hill BSc (Hons) BPhil MRTPI have been appointed to conduct the examination to determine whether our Local Plan is sound.

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

The Programme Officer

The administration of the examination is arranged through the appointed Programme Officer, who is an independent officer of the examination, working under the inspector's direction.

For all matters concerning the examination please contact the Programme Officer:

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.