Golf club in land row at Roils Head

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Angry residents are on course for a clash with West End Golf Club, who are planning to purchase of part of the land on Roils Head Moor.

The golf club want to create three new holes on the land and, in return, are offering to maintain the full area of the moor. Audrey Wood, who lives on nearby Norton Drive, said: “I’d be furious if it went ahead. I bought my house because it was so close to the moor.

Local residents concerned about plans to extend the West End golf course over Hoils Head Moor.

Local residents concerned about plans to extend the West End golf course over Hoils Head Moor.

“Everybody has always enjoyed it just as it is. There must be 100 people who walk on the moor every day, but I doubt there’ll be 100 people who’d play golf on it.”

Graham Thornton, chair of the membership committee at West End Golf Club, said: “We want to improve Roils Head for local residents. In no way would we want to upset our local neighbours.”

A Calderdale Council spokesperson said: “We have not received a formal application from West End Golf Club for a community asset transfer or planning permission. When these are made, we carry out a public consultation, which gives residents chance to have their say and raise any concerns.”