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Huddersfield Civic Society Response to Kirklees Draft Local Plan

Posted on 27 January 2016 03:22 PM by Frank O'Brien

The Society welcomes the aspects of the plan that help preserve the setting of Castle Hill, but criticise the loss of Green Belt and green field sites and the lack of a coherent policy of urban regeneration. We are unhappy at the removal of UDP Policy BE11 from the Draft Plan and  question the need for the inclusion of Castle Hill in the Strategic Green Infrastructure.

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2016 Speaker and Events Programme

Posted on 26 January 2016 10:42 AM by David Wyles

The HCS 2016 Speaker and Events Programme is currently being finalised. From Tuesday 1 March, when the AGM will be followed by the presentation of the annual Design Awards, the programme will include talks on Edgerton, Dewsbury and the trials and tribulations of self-build, a day visit to see the remarkable Tiffany collection at Haworth Art Gallery in Accrington, Gawthorpe Hall and Burnley Weavers' Triangle at Burnley on Saturday 25 June and an evening visit to Halifax on Tuesday 2 August. Put these dates in your diary now.

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New Discover Huddersfield Trails

Posted on 26 January 2016 10:26 AM by David Wyles

Two further trail leaflets have been produced by the Discover Huddersfield Partnership, adding to the eight trails already available.

The trails, one based on the Huddersfield’s transport history, the other featuring locations associated with the town’s vibrant cosmopolitan community, are available free of charge from local information points, including libraries and the railway station. 

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David Griffiths needs your old photos and memories of Edgerton

Posted on 10 January 2016 08:53 PM by Chris Marsden

Bremen House, Halifax Road

Local historian and civic society member David Griffiths is researching and writing a booklet on Edgerton, Huddersfield's Victorian suburb, The booklet will be published by Huddersfield Civic Society this autumn.

The booklet will concentrate on the period to 1914 and cover the area on both sides of Edgerton/Halifax Road from Blacker Road up to Thornhill Road – including the Queen’s Road, Murray Road, Bryan Road and the Binham Road areas as well as properties along the main road and just off it.

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