MORE than 200 people turned out to oppose controversial plans for two developments at Lindley Moor.

Colne Valley MP Jason McCartney called last night’s public meeting to inform residents how they can fight plans to build on the green belt site.

Earlier this month developer Miller Homes applied for planning permission for 300 homes on land between Cowrakes Road and Weatherhill Road.

Meanwhile Stirling Scotfield has resubmitted plans for a data centre on the moor next to the M62.

Speaking at the Lindley Methodist Church meeting Mr McCartney told the Examiner: “I am absolutely delighted with the turnout. It just goes to show the sense of deep feeling on this issue.

“I’ve had a lot of emails about Lindley Moor and people are coming up to me to mention the issue.

“It is important that we show a united front against these two developments.”

He praised Lindley Action Group for getting the message out about the meeting and circulating around 2,000 information leaflets to homes.

Residents are against the plans which they claim would cause chaos to the village due to insufficient infrastructure such as roads, schools and medical facilities.

They believe any development would cause a blot on the landscape and therefore destroy the rural tranquility of the area.

Spokesman for Lindley Action Group John Procter said: “We are going to go through the planning application with a fine tooth comb as we believe there are serious flaws in the proposal which we are currently in discussions with our legal advisers about.”

Mr Proctor remained tight-lipped about the flaws but urged residents to object to the plans before the closing date on Thursday July 21.

Lindley Moor has been an issue of contention for more than a decade since it was allocated as greenfield land for housing in the council’s Unitary Development Plan.