COUNCILLORS are calling for action to prevent flooding which they say is caused by a new housing development off Meagill Rise in Otley.

Otley and Yeadon councillors Colin Campbell, Ryk Downes and Sandy Lay are calling for Leeds City Council to take legal action.

“We were always concerned about this development, and there have now been a number of issues which have caused unnecessary problems for residents,” Cllr Campbell said. “We believe they should be compensated for the inconvenience.”

Cllr Ryk Downes who has been closely involved with residents added: "People who live in the area knew there would be some disruption when building work on the new development started. However they were unprepared for the regular flooding of their houses and gardens because an appropriate drainage scheme does not seem to have not been put in place. Some residents have now experienced flooding caused by muddy water flowing from the site on several occasions and have had enough."
Cllr Sandy Lay said: "One of our original concerns when planning permission was granted for the site was in relation to flooding. We were told that this had been dealt with as part of the planning permission but it seems it has not. We are therefore demanding the contractor takes action to protect residents from further floods."