a leeds MP is backing a campaign to throw out plans to build hundreds of new homes in Cookridge.
Campaigners from Cookridge Residents Action Group (CRAG) are fighting the plans by developer Taylor Wimpey to build homes on Moseley Wood Bottom, which they have nicknamed Soggy Bottom.
Residents recently resurrected CRAG which was originally formed in 1962 to oppose similar plans.
Members of the campaign group recently met with local MP Greg Mulholland to discuss their concerns about the proposals for 200 homes.
The Leeds North West MP said: “Building three and four bedroom houses on Moseley Wood Bottom in Cookridge will do nothing to ease the housing crisis or assist those who desperately need affordable and social housing – it will just make more money for the Taylor Wimpey.
“This site is completely unsuitable for development as it is naturally waterlogged. Site traffic would also present a real problem for residents using the local roads, especially during the school run.
“The council must instead look at prioritising brownfield sites in the next Local Development Plan.
“There is a genuine need for affordable and sustainable development but this cannot come at the cost of our ‘green lung’ and the attractiveness, integrity and character or villages and towns.”
Campaigners aimed to become a viral sensation with their YouTube recording of a song called Soggy Bottom Calypso.
CRAG chairman Michael Lowry was the brains behind the tune.