Future of Lower Blacup land decided

A bid to build 54 homes on green fields has been unanimously rejected by councillors.

Redrow Homes Limited wanted to build the homes on fields bordering the Ashbourne estate on the Hightown/Cleckheaton border.

But the plans met with fierce opposition ­– and at Kirklees Council’s Heavy Woollen Planning sub committee meeting this afternoon councillors all turned it down.

See tomorrow’s paper for the full story.