Public meeting over housing application

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Controversy over plans to build 57 homes in Churwell will be discussed next week.

People have been encouraged to attend a public meeting at Churwell Community Centre at 6.30pm on Tuesday September 29 to have their say over the proposals.

Persimmon Homes wants to build a mixture of two, three and four bedroom houses on Pit Hill after submitting an application earlier this year.

Some residents have expressed concern however about the village’s capacity to handle the extra traffic, with motorists reporting high levels of congestion during rush hour this year. There are also fears about pressure on local amenities.

Coun Bob Gettings said: “This is a proposal on a greenfield site close to the M621 motorway. 
“This location is served by a single spine road and placing additional housing at this location on New Village Way will breach planning guidance.

“We also have concerns about the capacity of local roads, schools and health centres to cope with the additional demands this proposal will bring. We are encouraging anyone with a view to attend the meeting to have their say.”