Menston Parish Council calls for planners' ‘no’ on bid for 134 homes

Protesters at the Bingley Road site in Menston

Protesters at the Bingley Road site in Menston

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Menston Parish Council has called on Bradford Council to reject plans for 134 houses on land at Bingley Road in the village.

The parish council has told Bradford Council there are “fundamental flaws” in the plans, and said the authority must reject the planning application by Taylor Wimpey North Yorkshire, unless it is prepared to ignore key elements of a supplementary planning guidance document.

It said: “The parish council are concerned that the surface water drainage issues highlighted by Professor David Rhodes, Menston Action Group, Menston Community Association and ourselves have not been addressed to a point that would alleviate the fears of the residents regarding future flooding.”

The council also questioned the proposed layout of the development, design of the houses and housing types.

Many Menston residents have already written in objection to the detailed planning application.

Outline planning permission for housing development was granted last year, as well as permission for 173 homes on nearby Derry Hill.

A further planning application has been submitted by Chartford Developments for 12 houses on a plot of land at Bingley Road. The parish council objected to this in December.

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