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Outrage over Council plans to build on green spaces

by jamesbaker on 1 December, 2015

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Calderdale Council has announced its consultation on the sites its planning to allocate for housing within the Ward. If the sites included in this consultation were to make it into the local plan we would lose almost every green space in the ward.

I’ve been working with Liberal Democrat campaigner Ashley Evans to launch major campaign to save and protect the green spaces within Warley ward. There are plenty of places that you could build in Calderdale that would not result in the loss of playing fields, recreation grounds and children’s play parks or allotments. It is unacceptable for the Labour run Council to list these sites as potential housing sites in the current consultation on the local plan.

To illustrate the sheer scale of what is being proposed here is a quick list of some of the sites identified in Warley ward:

Doctors Hill LP1459

Ling Bob Playing Fields Site reference LP0967 – To build 72 houses on the playing fields behind Harewood Avenue, Ling Royd and Rye Lane.

Fountainhead – LP0983 – Another 40 houses

Mount Tabor – LP1440 – 110 houses and LP0872 87 houses.

Pellon Allotments – LP0156 – To build 31 houses on site that is currently uses as allotments.

Roils Head Moor LP1374, LP1458, LP0093 – 97 Houses behind Vicar Park, another 32 by the Reservoir, and a further ‘urban expansion citing a residential capacity of 2862

Sandbeds Park LP1353 – 16 Houses on the Children’s play park.

Warley Town LP0042, LP1276 & more – Land on recreation ground, cricket pitch and Green Hill. 56 Houses on recreation ground, 30 on the Cricket Ground and 47 at Green Hill.

Windle Royd – LP1457 – Urban expansion with a population size of 1762 cited.

If you are as concerned about these plans please respond to the consultation and also sign the petition we have set-up to help protect Calderdale’s green spaces.

You can also help the campaign by downloading our petition on it and collecting signatures from your friends and family before returning it. ProtectGreenSpacesPetition

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Warley Town is surrounded by new housing sites under the plan

   4 Comments

4 Responses

  1. Maureen Cairns says:

    This proposed plan for houses in Warley is an absolute disgrace.

  2. Janet hall says:

    This cannot be allowed to happen. The council should house people in Pennine empty properties or build on disused commercial areas.

    We are supposed to be promoting healthy living and urging people to take up excercising yet Labour are determined to remove every bit of green area we have. children need playing fields and play area. Once built on we can never go back.

  3. Kath says:

    What is the difference in the yellow markings and the red striped sections ?

  4. J S Jevins says:

    I am looking at purchasing a cottage on Warley Town Lane overlooking the recreation ground.Cannyou let me know what the situation regarding the building of 56 houses on this site ?

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