Category Archives for "Regeneration"

Dewsbury Riverside Way

map of the proposed cycling and walking route in Dewsbury

Quick Navigation SummaryPolicy & PlansAn OpportunityRiverside – what’s in a name? Direct Routes: common sense planning Existing footpathsCyclingProposal – a Green CorridorGiving meaning to ‘Riverside’ SummaryDewsbury Riverside Way is a community proposal for the creation of a dedicated pedestrian and cycling route taking advantage of existing footpaths and infrastructure between the new development at ​Dewsbury Riverside​​​ […]

Dewsbury Strategic Development Framework 2018 – Vision or Vapour?

image of front cover of Dewsbury Strategic Development Framework 2018

The Dewsbury Strategic Development Framework 2018 (Snappy title, eh? let’s call it the SDF), was approved by Kirklees Council as their vision for Dewsbury until 2025 in January this year.This is probably the most important plan actually approved in Cabinet for the regeneration of Dewsbury for several decades.Yet apart from a brief flurry of interest […]

Field House – Another Rumour Sunk!

Field House in Dewsbury

Field House is an impressive building confronting every visitor arriving in Dewsbury by rail.Which is why Peter Mason, owner of Mood Developments, snapped it up at auction recently.Second investmentField House is  his second investment in Dewsbury where work is about to start on his first venture to refurbish and bringing back into use the traditional […]

Rail Station Revamp

photo of Dewsbury railway station current entrance

Kirklees have just provided some more details of the revamp of Dewsbury railway station forecourt the funding for which was previously announced some months ago. Kirklees refer to ‘consulting on their plans’  and the car parks on both sides of the station entrance are owned by the council while the forecourt itself is not and is […]

Vintage Dewsbury

Dewsbury Vintage Weekend Festival

Most of the following have already been done in Dewsbury Flat Cap Friday – a celebration of the Yorkshire dialect. Turn the occasional get together into a major attraction. + 40s/50s dance – done before in Dewsbury + persuade the Grand Northern Ukelele Festival to spill over from Huddersfield + classic car show – already held regularly in Dewsbury Bring them […]

Dewsbury Market Place – Focus or Failure?

The Market Place is an obvious focal point for outdoor activities, events and performances in Dewsbury. Unfortunately, such events are depressingly rare and, these days, there is little attractive about the place to draw people in. It is directly in front of the Town Hall, providing a good opportunity to market the town, it’s a good […]

Events & Festivals

Dewsbury has a number of groups and organisations arranging events, both community based and commercial.  However, these tend to be focused on the specific aims of the individual organisation and with grant funding from the council drying up there is now an absence of events in Dewsbury to draw people together in the town.  With a […]

Business Incubator

photo of chick and hatching eggs in incubator

The following features all exist right now in Dewsbury.  So how do we connect them up to provide an environment in Dewsbury to support small business startups by young people in a business incubator? check Kirklees College with a Dewsbury campus are hosts to the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy check Kirklees Markets already cooperates with Kirklees […]

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