THREE councillors have spoken out against a controversial development as public consultation gets underway.
Planning consultant Spawforth held its first information session this week about the proposal to build 300 homes and a data centre on Lindley Moor.
The company organised the first consultation event at Lindley Methodist Church yesterday.
But all three councillors for the area spoke against the proposal yesterday.
Clr Cahal Burke said: “I am of the view that it is the wrong time and the wrong place for a development like this.”
His fellow Lindley Lib Dem Clr Christine Stanfield added: “I oppose the housing on the grounds of air quality and noise pollution.”
Clr Tony Woodhead said: “Three hundred homes would bring somewhere between 300 and 900 extra cars to the area and its roads which are already very busy.”
Miller Homes plans to ask Kirklees Council for permission to build a maximum of 300 houses on land between Cowrakes Road and Weatherhill Road.
Stirling Scotfield wants to set up a data centre – which would provide a secure site for businesses to house their computer servers – on the corner of Lindley Moor Road and Crosland Road.