RESIDENTS in Upperthong are fighting a new housing development which they say would choke the village with cars and put pressure on local services.
Plans have been submitted for 29 new homes on fields off Upperthong Lane.
Holmfirth-based Conroy Brook (Developments) Ltd has plans for a mixed housing development.
The firm wants to build 18 two and three -bedroomed ‘affordable’ homes for rent along with 11 four-bed detached houses for private sale.
Angry residents have formed an action group, Upperthong Needs Development Opposed (UNDO). They meet for a third time today. .
Group treasurer Ray Thompson, 64, of Netherhouses, said the whole village was up in arms.
“No-one wants to see any more houses in the village,” he said.
“This has brought the village together like nothing before and we want this development stopped.”
Mr Thompson, who has lived in the village for 32 years, said access for the new development would be into Holme View Avenue and Pennine Close, where there were no footpaths.
“Our biggest worry is the traffic impact,” he said. “The roads in the village are very narrow and there are few footpaths.