Campaigners face fresh battle over proposals for new Menston homes

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campaigners have launched a new battle against plans to build over 100 new homes in their village.

Menston Action Group led the calls to throw out plans for hundreds of new homes at Derry Hill and Bingley Road which were approved earlier this year.

The group is calling on supporters to oppose two planning applications to build a total of 146 homes on land off Bingley Road.

Developer Taylor Wimpey already has outline permission to build up to 135 new homes on Bingley Road, but has now submitted plans for 134 homes.

Chartford Homes has submitted a planning application to Bradford Council for 12 houses on a field to the north east of the Bingley Road site.

The group, which also opposed now-approved plans for 173 houses on Derry Hill, claims that residents must “act now”.

The group said: “Two new planning applications have recently been made for the Bingley Road fields, which we must act on now to protect our village roads from further congestion, our local secondary schools from overcrowding, and our sewers from overflowing and flooding.”

Campaigners claim the developments on Bingley Road and Derry Hill would destroy the character of the village.

They are urging residents to visit Bradford Council’s planning website to register their thoughts on the new housing proposals.

Kathy Grogan founded STOP (Start Treating Others Positively) nearly 30 years ago.

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