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Dozens attended Wilsden housing meeting
5:00pm Saturday 5th January 2013 in Keighley
Dozens of people attended a meeting to discuss controversial plans for a housing development in Wilsden.
The event took place in Wilsden Village Hall last Thursday to give people an opportunity to voice their concerns about proposals for a field off Crack Lane. About 60 people attended.
Plans to build 73 homes on the site were thrown out last April by Bradford Council.
Objectors feared the houses would increase the risk of flooding, and that planned double yellow lines around parts of the new estate would displace people already living there.
But developer Harron Homes has now appealed the decision, and has asked to argue its case at a public inquiry. This means a Government planning inspector will decide whether the homes can be built.
Councillor Tony Caunt, who chaired the recent public meeting, said: “It was a good turnout considering the weather and the fact this isn’t a good time of year for getting people together.
“The main thrust was that people against this development are frustrated they’ve said everything that needs to be said, and yet we’re having to go through this all again.”