Mirfield Community Trust - Press Release Statement - 8th July 2013

Gilder Hall Planning Decision Imminent


Since submitting an Outline Planning application in November 2010, the Mirfield Community Trust has been fulfilling requests for numerous reports, surveys, consultations, studies and other information at the request of the Local Authority and its Consultees. Kirklees Council have now requested an extension of time to determine the application and the Trust can therefore announce that the application decision will be determined by the 23rd August 2013.

Gilder Hall land was left to the people of Mirfield in Trust in 1912. Over recent years the Mirfield Community Trust and Gilder Hall Youth Foundation have been committed to providing day to day community facilities from their temporary home on Wateroyd Lane. The planning application to rebuild new facilities on Gilder Hall will mean reinstating a longstanding local community facility. The Trust is very excited about the opportunities new facilities will bring them and all the associated benefits to the people of Mirfield. Currently, approximately 800 people use the Wateroyd site for various activities on a weekly basis and current accommodation does not allow for growth nor social or sporting amenities.

To achieve approval for the Community Centre’s new home on Gilder Hall will enable both Trusts to provide a wide range of activities, facilities and services that meet existing and future community needs, and which are flexible, sustainable and an investment for Mirfield’s future.

It is not currently possible to deliver these objectives fully at their current temporary premises.

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Mirfield Community Trust’s constitution states “The provision of activities for all sections of the community with the emphasis on young people through leisure and educational activities to enhance their wellbeing.”


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08.07.13 Mirfield Community Trust press release


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