Leeds & West Yorkshire

Dewsbury landfill site to mark Diamond Jubilee

A former landfill site in West Yorkshire is to become a woodland dedicated to the Diamond Jubilee.

The site at Dewsbury Country Park will cover at least 60 acres to symbolise the 60 years of the Queen's reign.

Officials at Kirklees Council said the project would be an equivalent to one and half times the size of Buckingham Palace's grounds.

The planting of trees at the park is expected to begin in the autumn.

Cathy Scott, of Kirklees Council, said the woodland would be an asset for the area.

She said: "It is tremendous news for Dewsbury and also the whole of Kirklees.

"This will be a fantastic asset to the area and a place for all members of the community to enjoy the space."

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