Help us save Newsome Mill ponds and green space

Save Newsome's historic mill pond and green space

This summer the land at Hart Street became the subject of a new planning application (2016 / 91479), which proposes removing the mill ponds and cramming 22 houses onto the site.

The application has been on hold whilst new information was provided, but it’s now active again and so you have a new opportunity to comment.

We’re joining other local organisations in letting the Planning Service know that we’re still opposed to these plans – and we’re asking you to do the same.


You can object to the plans now
(use the Make a comment on this application link)

the deadline for comments is 16th November 2016


This land at Hart Street, right at the centre of Newsome, is part of the historic Newsome Mills site. It includes the 19th century mill pond, the former mill workers allotments and an avenue of protected trees that lines the approach to the Grade II listed Newsome Mills. It’s well used by wildlife and greatly valued by local residents.

Community organisations in the area have asked the leaseholders many times for the use of this land, which we want to keep as open space for the benefit of residents and wildlife (the ponds are used by bats, herons, geese and ducks).

In 2008 and 2009, very similar plans for this site were turned down after local people campaigned against them. We would welcome the return of this land to community ownership, so that we can look after it and use it in the way that local people want.

If you agree with this, please use the Kirklees Council web site to object to the plans now or write to:

The Planning Service, Kirklees Council, PO BOX B93, Civic Centre III, off Market Street, Huddersfield HD1 2JR.

Please quote the planning reference number  2016 / 91479 in your letter.

See our campaign leaflet for more details:


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