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Welcome to CPRE West Yorkshire

The Campaign to Protect Rural England fights for a better future for your countryside. We believe that a beautiful, thriving countryside is important for everyone, no matter where they live, and we stand up for good decision-making about developments that affect it.

The West Yorkshire branch is focused on countryside issues in Leeds, Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield Council areas but, as true Yorkshire men and women have always done, we also identify with the Moors, Dales, Vales, Towns and countryside of the whole of the historic County of Yorkshire. 

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Latest News & Campaigns

  • Clifton Business Park

    Calderdale Council have said that they are keen to “kick-start” development of the Clifton Business Park, adjacent to Wakefield Road and the existing Holiday Inn, close to junction 25 of the M62 motorway. The Council say that the land has been designated as employment land for the last ten years but this alone hasn’t been […]

  • Bradford Council – Green Belt review Consultation

    Bradford City Council are in the process of producing a new Local Plan for the District and are currently holding a public consultation on the methodology for ‘Green Belt Review’ which, they say, will form part of the Local Plan evidence and support the the Allocations Development Plan Document (DPD). This public consultation commenced on […]

  • Dates for Kirklees Local Plan Hearings Stage 2 – Minerals and Waste

    Details have now been confirmed for the venue and dates for the Stage 2 hearings – Minerals and Waste. They will commence at 2pm on Monday 15th January 2018 and continue through until 5pm on Wednesday 17th January. If any further time is needed the hearings will continue at 10am on Thursday 18th January. Please […]

  • Kirklees Local Plan hearings – Stage 4

    The Programme Officer, Yvonne Parker, has announced that the Kirklees Stage 4 [site allocation] hearings will take place as follows:- 20-23 Feb 2018 – General matters relating to Part 2 of the plan and Huddersfield sub-area, at the Hudawi Centre 27 Feb to 2nd Mar 2018 –  Dewsbury, Mirfield, Batley and Spen sub-areas, at Batley […]

  • Sajid Javid threatens to intervene on Calderdale Local Plan

    Two Councils in Yorkshire, Calderdale and York, have been served notice of possible government intervention after missing deadlines and failing to make progress in producing a local plan. In a letter to the councils, communities secretary Sajid Javid said planning authorities are required to publish a Local Development Scheme under the Local Plan Act 2004, […]

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