By Daniel Wood
If approved, a total of 20 bungalows are scheduled to be made, with several being built in Mirfield and the others being built in Liversedge.
In Mirfield, Johnie Johnson Housing, a non-profit organisation that specialises in homes for older people, will manage six bungalows at Kitson Hill Crescent and another four bungalows just off Fox Royd Drive.
In Liversedge, ten more are planned to be built on a grass area on Sixth Avenue, close to High Bank First and Nursery School.
Karl Battersby, Kirklees Council’s Strategic Director for Economy and Infrastructure, said: “We are applying for planning permission on land that we own to help maximise the number of affordable homes built for local people.
“If planning permission is granted, 20 two-bedroom retirement bungalows could be built across three sites, which would be managed by a housing association to make sure they remain affordable properties for local people.”
In 2018, Kirklees Council chiefs admitted their frustration at the hurdles of tackling the 13,000 people waiting list.
They revealed they would use their own land to fast-track house building in an effort to create 1000 homes on 40 plots.
A five-year plan has been put in place, to facilitate 10,000 homes by 2023, it was unveiled last year by council leader Clr Shabir Pandor.
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An institution that prides itself in nurturing young talent and being a space for musical growth, Musica Kirklees has given a range of people the building blocks they need to unlock their true artistic potential.
One of the many programmes that have helped develop this potential is the Musica Youth Orchestra.
Reuniting students and alumni from the last 20 years, the one-off celebration will act as the opus for all the orchestra has achieved within its time.
Taking place on the 8th of February at Huddersfield’s town hall, with doors opening at 6:45pm for a 7:30pm start, the two-hour bonanza promises to showcase a wide repertoire to honour its local heritage.
With adult tickets available for £10 and £3 for under 18s, the event is set to be a highlight within Huddersfield’s musical calendar. ... See MoreSee Less