We know that Newsome Mill Ponds matter to lots of people in Newsome – and beyond. This heritage greenspace right at the heart of Newsome includes the 19th century mill pond and culvert (the oldest surviving part of Newsome Mills), the former mill workers allotments and an avenue of protected trees. It’s well used by wildlife and greatly valued by residents.
Local people and community organisations in the area have spoken up many times in support of this greenspace, which we want to keep for the benefit of residents and wildlife.
A full planning application (2021/91638) has been submitted to Kirklees Council for building 22 houses on the Newsome Mill Ponds site and the land at Hart Street. Growing Newsome are joining other local organisations in opposing these plans and reminding Kirklees Council how much this site matters to local people.
If our mill ponds matter to you, please object to the plans online (the deadline is 8th June 2021):
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or visit the Growing Newsome web site to find out more: