Meeting over 185 Morley housing plan

The proposal for Albert Drive.
The proposal for Albert Drive.

A public consultation on controversial plans to build on a greenfield site in Morley will take place next week.

Developers Persimmon want to build 185 houses on land at Low Moor Farm on Albert Drove.

The company will present plans and invite opinions from members of the public at a consultation session at Newlands Primary School next Wednesday from 4.30pm - 7.30pm.

Coun Wyn Kidger, who is leading a campaign against the proposal, said: “This site at the end of the Newlands and Rydal estate will again lead to pressure on local primary and secondary schools, health centres and local roads.

“Everyone knows that local roads are already congested and that Newlands primary is already full with children presently living in the area.

“ We need to block this application to prevent the overdevelopment of Morley.”

Wayne Gradwell, managing director at Persimmon Homes West Yorkshire, said: “We are seeking the views of the local community on our outline planning application to build approximately 185 family homes on the Low Moor Farm site and will be holding a public consultation event next Wednesday to present the outline application layout to the public.

“We value the opinions of the local community and we want to give the public an opportunity to participate in the development of our proposals. Feedback and suggestions will be taken into consideration and where possible will influence the planning application.”