Keeping the field in Mirfield
Initially established in 1995 in response to the publication of the Unitary Development Plan by Kirklees Council, the Executive Committee is made up of 14 residents of the Mirfield community.
Our aim is to halt the unacceptable over-development of Mirfield and District but to support sustainable sensitive developments that will enhance the lives of the residents of Mirfield. Expansion of amenities and enhancement of open spaces will be supported. This will be done by means of peaceful but powerful persuasion and structured negotiation.
What we've achieved
Over 4,000 volunteer hours have been spent over the past 3 years to put together our most important work. Researching and writing detailed planning objection documents, attending planning meetings, reading and analysing technical reports, networking to build expertise and writing many many letters of objection.
Raised funds to pay for over 60 hours of professional planning and legal expertise
Engaged with the community and gained 789 members
Hand delivered over 4000 leaflets across Mirfield
Regional and national press coverage ie Daily Telegraph, Mirfield Reporter, The Press, Huddersfield Examiner
Established social media and gained 122 twitter followers and over 300 followers on our Facebook page
Arranged or attended eight community events in Mirfield to raise our profile and funds
Remember - ultimately, it’s not our decision…
We’ve learnt a lot about the planning application process over the years and we use all this experience and expertise into everything we do. But remember – ultimately, we don’t make the decision. If we can’t influence the decision maker – it’s definitely not because we haven’t tried! If you feel passionate about the issues, live in Mirfield and would like to help - get in touch.
You can read more about specific lobbying activities and our work on specific plans and developments here.