Developer submits new Daisy Hill plans
DAISY Hill residents are preparing for a second round in their fight against Persimmon Homes which has submitted a new application to build a 92-home estate on fields there.
The house builder has also appealed against a decision made by councillors on the plans panel east last month to refuse planning permission, on the grounds that the decision was not made within the 13 week limit.
The refusal on September 6 came following hundreds of objections by local people and businesses who feared such a large estate would have a huge impact upon local road junctions and worsen existing drainage p roblems.
Many were also concerned by the lack of a good bus service and places at local schools and doctors’ surgeries.
The two very similar applications, which are recommended for approval by planning officers working on Leeds City Council, are now running in parallel through the planning system.
Dave Paul, the chairman of Morley Against Reckless Construction (MARC) said: “We just have to start fighting again. I said before that that was just the first round and we now need to get the evidence back on the table and start again.
“We need people to get their objections in, whether on-line or in writing, and as strongly as possible to let the plans panel know the depth of feeling there is about this.”
He added: “We are not against house building but what we do want is for brown field sites to be used first because once the green fields are concreted over then they are gone forever.
“We would like to keep Morley green for a long as we can and there are lots of boarded up houses in the city that could be renovated and put back in the system.”
The new application will be discussed by Morley Town Council’s planning committee at 7pm on October 9 and a site visit for members of the city council’s South West Plans Panel is planned for Thursday, October 11.
The panel, which now covers the Morley area following a reorganisation of plans panels across the city, will also visit Bruntcliffe Road at 10.30am where Barratt Homes is applying to build 200 houses.
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