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Over 1,000 houses planned for Tingley field

Coun Jack Dunn with residents Sarah Chilvers with her children Kingsley  and Ramone and Lesley Griffin with her Granddaughter Eva Riley at the proposed site for 1,100 houses.

Coun Jack Dunn with residents Sarah Chilvers with her children Kingsley and Ramone and Lesley Griffin with her Granddaughter Eva Riley at the proposed site for 1,100 houses.

A developer is planning to build over a thousand houses on historic rhubarb triangle land in Tingley.

Landowners are understood to have sold off the fields to the Sir Robert Ogden Partnership, which is due to submit plans for 1,100 houses for the land off Dunningley Lane.

The earmarked countryside is beside the M62, along Thorpe Lane and backs onto the A653 Dewsbury Road behind Sissons Wood, Middleton.

Residents received a letter from ID Planning Leeds, representing the Sir Robert Ogden Partnership, letting them know about a public consultation that was held on Monday evening at Woodkirk Valley Country Club on Leeds Road.

A planning application is expected to be submitted to Leeds City Council next month.

Coun Jack Dunn said: “I have responded to the company after the notification of the public consultation.

“My view is that this land should not be released for development as it forms a green lung for that area and a large development like what is being proposed would not have sustainability.”

The fields have been used for decades to grow rhubarb.

Coun Lisa Mulherin agreed that the site was an unsustainable area.
She said: “It’s a massive proposal for new housing.

“Their plans are greedy. They are cramming a lot of houses onto a greenfield site.

“It’s clearly unacceptable. The amenities in the area, medical centres, schools, public transport, are over stretched enough.

“There isn’t a need for it.”

 

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