Monday, 19 October 2015

PRESS RELEASE - Land Grab! - Taylor Hill Road Residents gardens andgarages under threat of development

Taylor Hill Road - Land in orange scheduled for devt
Residents in Taylor Hill Road face losing garages and garden land that they rent from Kirklees if proposals in the Council’s Draft Local Plan are approved.

Kirklees has provisionally allocated the land to the rear of houses on Taylor Hill Road for development in the Draft Local Plan with the aim of building  39 houses on the site. Consultation will officially open for 6 weeks from 9th November.

Councillors  Andrew Cooper and Karen Allison met with many Taylor Hill residents today protesting at the land grab Kirklees are proposing on gardens they have cared for for many years.

Newsome Ward Green Party Councillor Andrew Cooper said,

“This proposal from Kirklees makes no sense at all. Local people have invested their own time and money creating well cared for gardens and many have garages to keep their cars off the highway. Most householders have established these gardens over a period of several decades. I’m calling on the Council to drop these proposals immediately. If the land is developed this will put more parked cars onto an already crowded highway . The area is also a wildlife haven in Taylor Hill with bats, newts and other animals.  

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