People from across the Greater Morley area are being urged to attend a protest rally in the town centre this weekend.
Campaign group Morley Against Reckless Construction (MARC) has organised the rally again Leeds City Council plans to build up to 8,000 new homes on green field and green belt sites across the area.
The protest is being held on Saturday at 11am outside Morley Town Hall and organisers have issued a rally cry for as many people as possible to attend to voice their objections to the proposals in the council’s Local Development Framework.
Coun Wyn Kidger (pictured) said it was vital to send a message to the council that ‘enough is enough’.
“We need as many people to support us as possible to show that as a community we are altogether in this and we have had enough,” she said.
“Our schools, our doctors, our dentists are all full. The M62 is already blocking up our roads. Churwell Hill is a nightmare with traffic. Bruntcliffe Road is a nightmare with traffic.
“We just can’t take anymore and we don’t want this building.”
Gildersome parish councillor Pat May echoed Coun Kidger’s plea.
“I would ask as many people as possible to attend,” she said.
“It won’t take many minutes out of your day - but they could be vital minutes for Morley.
“ It is time to let Leeds know that Morley is fighting back.
“We are, unfortunately, close to excellent motorway links, and this term seems to be the developers’ golden key.
“We know that city councils and the big developers rely on people giving up during lengthy bureaucratic fights.
“But we will not give up.”
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