Another large housing scheme is planned for part of Huddersfield where residents are already angry at the number of new developments.
Persimmon Homes West Yorkshire has applied to build 109 homes on land to the east of Crosland Road, in Lindley.
The plan includes 66 three-bed and 24 four-bed homes, and is close to other developments, including the controversial Harron Homes site where work had to be suspended after complaints.
Kirklees Council served a temporary stop notice on Harron Homes in early December, meaning no construction work could take place at the site for 28 days, and said improvements, including a temporary drainage scheme, had to be made.
People had complained about drainage issues, the road being caked in mud, and access and traffic congestion on surrounding routes at peak times. Harron Homes said adverse weather had caused ‘very challenging conditions’ on site.
That development, known as Farriers Croft, was just the start of large-scale work on Lindley Moor, where dozens of new homes and industrial units will be built on green fields.
Persimmon Homes West Yorkshire has now put in the latest application. Managing director Wayne Gradwell said: “We have very recently submitted a planning application to Kirklees Council for the development of 109 homes in Lindley.
“The application site is part of a wider allocation within the emerging Local Plan for mixed use development which includes much needed new homes in this part of Huddersfield.
“We are working with the council and the local community to deliver housing in a sustainable manner.”
Many residents are angry at the scale of developments in the area, and local councillor Gemma Wilson said: “The rapidly vanishing green spaces in Lindley are under further pressure with yet another large application for our area.
“Having read the statement I am outraged by the statement contained within it by Persimmon's agent which states ‘the development of the application site will provide housing in a location which falls within a number of local school catchments’.
“It may well fall within catchment but local families are struggling to get their children who already live in the area into our local schools which is wrong.
“Our roads are a constant mess due to construction vehicles trundling up and down. This site assumes a three-year build causing extra construction traffic and more chaos for our residents.
“I have submitted comments against this application and encourage people to please ensure they also comment to ensure your voice is heard.”
She said there have been numerous problems since building work began in the area. The Heatherleigh playing fields off Lindley Moor Road have started flooding, and she said some are now dangerous.