Campaigners heading for battle over Churwell housing plan

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Campaigners are heading for a further battle following news of a housing application for Churwell.

Persimmon Homes have submitted a planning application to build 57 houses on a greenfield site on New Village Way - a road that already serves over 300 homes on the estate.

Coun Bob Gettings said: “We held a public meeting in April with residents and asked them to back our campaign to oppose the development on this Churwell greenfield site.

“We got overwhelming support from them and promised we would gear up the campaign to oppose this proposal if a formal application was made.

“Leeds City Council’s planning rules say that a single road should not serve an estate of more than 300 houses.

“If this proposal goes ahead, it will serve 380 houses, overloading the road and bringing serious highways and safety problems.
 “As we all know, local schools are full and the local health centre can barely cope with the people presently registered in the area.

“Adding more strain to these services and bringing more traffic on to Churwell Hill is utter madness.”

The application says that there will also be parking available for 125 cars, landscaping and open public space.

Councillors have requested that the application is considered by Plans Panel.

To see the plan in full, visit www.leeds.gov.uk/publicaccess using application number 15/04763.

Anyone who wishes to comment have until September 15 to do so.