Robin Hood’s grave to be overshadowed by industrial development?

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ROBIN Hood’s grave could be overshadowed by a huge business development if Kirklees Council plans are passed.

The council is to make a decision on its Local Development Framework on March 6 – but Keep Roberttown and Hartshead Rural campaign group is hoping the council will take into consideration the historical importance of the land.

The council wants to give up 42 hectares of green belt – which the campaign group says it twice the size of the White Rose Centre – within a 93-hectare site between Hartshead, Roberttown and Cooper Bridge.

It means industrial buildings could be constructed right next to the grave of legendary outlaw Robin Hood.

The campaign group has put together a video of images from the site, which is steeped in local history.

As well as Robin Hood, the land has links to the Brontës and the Luddites.

Campaign groups fighting the LDF across Kirklees have come together to hold a march from Huddersfield Train Station to Huddersfield Town Hall on Saturday at 11am to protest against the plans.

For more in this story see Friday’s paper.

Click the link to view the video.