The Full Council is responsible for making representation to the Kirklees Planning Department on all applications in Mirfield and delivers their views and those of the residents.
It comments on suggestions made by Kirklees Strategic Planners in the UDP and LDF documents and responds on matters that will have major long term effects on Mirfield and its residents. It has been pro-active on many planning, environment and development issues that has effected Mirfield over the years.
Previous Head of Planning, Cllr John Nottingham, said: "We are not a decision making body but do have a statutory right to be consulted by Kirklees Council on all Mirfield planning matters. The committee tries to represent the townsfolk when making it's observations on planning applications. Foremost in it's mind is to protect the Green Belt, Open Spaces and the character of our town so that any new developments reflect all that is best in Mirfield. We have conducted an extensive research in order to have a major input into the Kirklees Local Development Framework which is an outline plan for Mirfield's development over the next 20 years. A copy of this is available at the Council Offices for examination. The committee welcomes the views of Mirfield residents and all are welcome at any of the meetings."
Planning is discussed at every Meeting of the Full Council which usually takes place on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month at 7.30pm at the Town Council Offices, Huddersfield Road, Mirfield. To make representation, contact us at least seven days in advance with your details and the subject you wish to represent.
The picture on this page is of the Mirfield town centre from around 1910, looking towards Newgate. The building in the middle is currently Speights Lighting with shops only on the left hand side of Huddersfield Road.