In accordance with Section 18c (sub section 1) of the Representation of the People Act 1983, Kirklees Council is conducting a review of the following polling districts:

  • DE02, DE03 and DE04 located in the Dewsbury East Ward
  • LG05 and LG06 located in the Liversedge and Gomersal Ward

Start date: Friday 22 July 2022

Closing date: Tuesday 30 August 2022

Proposals

Dewsbury East Ward

Polling districts DE03 and DE04

This review is in relation to the Persimmon Homes housing development off Rumble Road currently located in polling district DE02 and the Lord Savile Trust/Vistry Homes recently permitted housing development currently located in a small section of polling districts DE02 and DE03.

Polling District DE04 amendment proposal:

The majority of properties within the DE02 polling district are located above the Shaw Cross Business Park and therefore, the polling station location for the properties is Shaw Cross Community Centre, 122 Smallwood Road, Shaw Cross, Dewsbury, WF12 7RR

The Persimmon housing development located off Rumble Road has led to the new properties being situated just outside the current polling district boundary of DE04 at the edge of Shaw Cross Business Park. Therefore, the electors registered at this new development are required to travel a greater distance to Shaw Cross Community Centre to cast their vote. There are currently 113 electors registered that are affected by this.

The proposal is to move the polling district boundary of DE04 so that this estate be included within the polling district of DE04. This will allow the electors within the new estate to cast their vote at the polling station situated at The Large Conference Room, Manor Croft Academy, Old Bank Road Entrance, Dewsbury WF12 7DW which is a shorter distance from the estate.

The streets affected are as follows:

  • Hawk Road
  • Kingfisher Way
  • Rumble Road
  • Woodpecker Road

Polling District DE03 amendment proposal:

Full planning permission was recently granted for a development of 55 homes off High Street and Challenge Way, Hanging Heaton. This development would be split by the current DE02/DE03 polling district boundary.

Once completed, half of the new estate would be located in DE02 and the other half in DE03. This would mean that houses located in the DE03 boundary would have to travel across Leeds Road to vote at Shaw Cross Community Centre, 122 Smallwood Road, Shaw Cross, Dewsbury WF12 7RR.

The proposal is to move the polling district boundary of DE03 so that the entire estate, once completed is located in DE03. Any electors that then register to vote would be able to cast their vote at St Paul's Church Hall, Kirkgate, Hanging Heaton WF17 6DJ.

Maps of the current and proposed boundaries

Liversedge and Gomersal

Polling Districts LG05 and LG06

This review is in relation to polling station access for electors located within the LG05 polling district.

Due to the unavailability of suitable buildings within the current LG05 polling district, the polling station location for voters is currently located within the LG06 polling district at the following location at Spring Valley Community Centre, Spring Valley Close, Littletown, WF15 6QH

Spring Valley Community Centre is located within close proximity to the polling station within LG06 with Bradford Road currently separating the two locations. Therefore, a number of properties within LG06 currently have to pass Spring Valley Community Centre and cross Bradford Road to vote at St Andrews Methodist Church, Bradford Road, Liversedge, WF15 6EF

The proposal is to move the polling district boundary line of LG05 that currently runs along Listing Lane to Bradford Road. This would mean that Spring Valley Community Centre is now located within the LG05 polling district. Approximately 356 electors would be moved from LG06 to LG05.

The streets affected are as follows:

  • Listerdale
  • Well Street
  • Spring Valley Squar
  • Spring Valley Street
  • Reuben Street
  • Edward Street
  • Garden Walk
  • Garden Parade
  • Garden View
  • Garden Avenue
  • Garden Close
  • Eddercliffe Crescent
  • Park House
  • Royds Park

Maps of the current and proposed boundaries

Have your say

We welcome comments from electors on any aspect regarding the council's proposals for polling districts or polling places.

We also welcome comments from people or organisations, particularly those with expertise in disability access issues on the authority's proposals, the (Acting) Returning Officer's comments, or any other matter.

Anyone making comments should, if possible, provide alternative places that may be used as a polling place.

The deadline for making comments is 30 August 2022

All comments received will be published and made available for inspection

Send comments to:

After you have commented

Details of the final proposed arrangements will be published on Monday 5 September 2022.

The Returning Officer will then make proposals to the Corporate Governance and Audit Committee on Friday 30 September, having considered all the comments made, and these will be made available for inspection at Kirkgate Buildings, Byram Street, Huddersfield HD1 1BY.

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