The township of Horbury includes Horbury Village, Horbury Bridge and Horbury Junction. It is an ancient settlement dating from before William the Conqueror and the Domesday book. We appreciate Horbury as an attractive township, full of historic character, surrounded by open countryside, on the edge of Wakefield. Although mainly residential it is built on a proud heritage of the woollen industry and railway engineering. It retains a variety of Listed and locally important heritage buildings, many constructed from locally quarried stone.

In order to protect and enhance it as a unique ‘Place’ for the benefit of its people over the next fifteen years, Horbury Civic Society is proposing to develop a ‘Place Plan’ for Horbury which will set out ambitious objectives to address the key challenges over this period. To ensure that it has widespread support, this will be in partnership with other local community organisations, businesses and schools and consultation will be carried out with all members of the community through as many chanels as possible. Although the ‘Vision for Horbury’ Place Plan will have no powers to enforce changes, the aspects relating to future planning and development in Horbury will provide detailed guidance based on local knowledge and preferences to influence the Council’s decision making, but remaining within the framework and policies of the Wakefield Local Plan.

You can learn more about our Place Plan here Vision HCS Consult 07-02-2021

And you can give us your thoughts by using our quick questionnaire. Here we are hoping for big ideas that will address the challenges of tomorow and help make Horbury ‘best in class’. Among the ideas so far mooted are: putting a roof over the High Street – a new railway station – LED street lighting – extending the conservation area to include Carr Lodge Park – landmark public art at the entrances to Horbury – a riverside eco-park… SO THINK BIG

Vision for Horbury – A Place Plan