HOUSING will be built on LIndley Moor.
A controversial plan for almost 300 homes got the go-ahead – but only after a three-hour, heated planning meeting.
And it was passed by only one vote, with an 8-7 decision in favour of the Miller Homes application.
Lindley residents were left outraged after Kirklees Council’s planning sub-committee approved plans for the 294 homes to be built.
During the meeting, residents, ward councillors and some members of the committee insisted that the new proposal would prove problematic in terms of the development’s design, highways, education and air quality.
Objectors also said that the funding options outlined by the developers are not sufficient to provide the correct infrastructure in terms of highways and education in the area.
The plan for the homes to be built on land off Cowrakes Road and Weatherhill Road originally came before the committee in August and was rejected.
But council officers voiced concern over a likely appeal and it was brought back to the committee.
Officers claimed it could leave the council facing a huge bill if it went to appeal.
Local resident Jill Sykes referred to the proposed site at Lindley Moor Road and Crosland Road as “an accident blackspot” while Andy Wood said that the allocation for highways proposed by the developer was “inaccurate”.
Resident Ellen Gunshore has concerns about schooling.
She said: “Should these plans go ahead we must be able to provide enough places for each child.
“With a further 294 homes then the only available solution seems not to build a data centre next to the houses but a school.”