The Holme Valley Draft Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) has been published for consultation by Holme Valley Parish Council from
15th July until 15th September 2019.   

Make sure you have your say! 

The Plan gives local people more say in how developments should take place in the Holme Valley and once adopted it will result in more money being available for community projects within the Holme Valley.  

Please take the opportunity to help improve the plan and endorse its progress through to formal consideration by Kirklees and then an Independent Planning Examiner.  Details of the Plan, its development and how to comment on the proposed planning policies are all on the Neighbourhood Plan page of our website:   All the feedback will help make the plan a reality and help give our community a stronger voice in future planning decisions.

The Draft Neighbourhood Development Plan has been prepared by a Steering Group of parish councillors and community group representatives which has developed this plan from extensive research, community consultation and specialist expertise.  It has engaged with local people throughout its development with early consultation in 2017 establishing community priorities which were then used to draft a proposed vision, objectives and planning policies.  These were shared with the community for an extensive informal consultation in 2018.  Feedback from this ‘Your Valley Your Voice’ consultation gave overwhelming support for the Neighbourhood Plan and all the policies were resoundingly endorsed.  All the comments received both from the public and from Kirklees were considered and the Draft NDP was updated retaining all the important themes and details of this analysis is available on our website:
The Draft NDP is now open to formal Regulation 14 consultation from 15th July until 15thSeptember 2019.  It is published alongside a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) which was commissioned by the Steering Group in early 2019.  This independent report will improve how the plan supports the sustainability of the natural, historic and social environment in the Holme Valley and we welcome your comments on its recommendations.
The Draft Plan and other supporting documents can be viewed and downloaded from the Neighbourhood Plan page on our website:

Here, you will also find a link to our on-line questionnaire to give us your responses:

If you prefer, you can download a feedback form and email this to or post it to Holme Valley Parish Council, Holmfirth Civic Hall, Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth, HD9 3AS.
Following the public consultation process on the Draft Neighbourhood Development Plan, the Plan will be amended and submitted to Kirklees Council together with supporting documentation, including a Basic Conditions Statement and Consultation Statement setting out who has been consulted, how the consultation has been undertaken and how the representations received have informed the Plan. 

Kirklees Council will then re-consult, before the Plan is subjected to an Examination by an Independent Examiner.  Once any further amendments have been made the Plan will be subjected to a local Referendum, and then Made by Kirklees Council and used to help determine planning applications.

If you require any further information, please contact the Parish Clerk or the Steering Group directly by email at

Thank you 


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