Meeting to be held to try and stop housing development

PROTESTERS against a controversial housing development will hold a public meeting despite being told they could be too late to make a difference.

More than 70 people attended this week’s Wickersley Parish Council meeting to show their concern about the plans by Harron Homes to build 109 houses off Second Lane.

The application has yet to go before Rotherham Borough Council’s planning board but parish councillors said they had tried and failed to raise public interest over potential housing sites in the last eight years.

Martin Gaffney, one of the organisers of the meeting at Wickersley Club beginning at 6.30pm on Monday, said people could still stop the green belt land development.

Read on… http://www.rotherhamadvertiser.co.uk/news/view,meeting-to-be-held-to-try-and-stop-housing-development_22010.htm

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One Response to Meeting to be held to try and stop housing development

  1. Cliff Topp says:

    Perhaps the Parishioners of Wickersley should start a Neighbourhood Plan in order to determine where they would like their houses building (amongst other things). The Neighbourhood Planning Bill going through Parliament at the moment is strengthening the Law around Neighbourhood Plans, I believe.

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