Green fields home plan to go before council
A CONTROVERSIAL planning application for 90 new homes on a greenfield site on Daisy Hill in Morley is to be considered by councillors at their Plans Panel meeting next Thursday.
The application, which has attracted over 300 objections from local people, has faced opposition from Morley Town Council and the new local community group Morley Against Reckless Construction (MARC).
Coun Robert Finnigan, who sits on the Plans Panel, said: “Local residents have raised their concerns about traffic and road safety issues, drainage and flooding problems along with the loss of a useful greenfield site which benefits the local community.
“Other concerns include sustainability of this site as local primary schools have no room for additional children and other local infrastructure – such as health centres and dentists – are unable to cope with this significant level of development.”
Local resident and chairman of MARC Dave Paul is to speak for residents at the planning meeting where he will raise the problems local residents say they are facing with the application.
Coun Finnigan added: “I have grave concerns about the sustainability of a housing estate on this location.
“The flooding problems locally are well known and I am sensitive to the concerns of local employer Harder Brothers who also believe that this application, if agreed, could undermine their business and lead to job losses.”
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