LINDLEY residents are celebrating after plans for a development of affordable homes was rejected by planners.
Plans for the former East Lawns care home and centre in Thomas Street were shelved by Kirklees Council’s Huddersfield Planning Sub-committee yesterday.
Several residents spoke at the meeting in Huddersfield Town Hall expressing concerns about the proposed development of 12 two-storey three-bedroomed homes.
The main concerns about the plans were parking shortages, congestion, pressure on local amenities, noise, oversubscribed schools and drainage.
Resident Dorothy Bottom, of Thomas Street, said 750 family homes had been built in a one-mile radius of the village centre during the past two to five years and it was beyond saturation point.
Brian Senior, of Brian Street, said Lindley had lost its village identity and had become more of an “urban sprawl.”
Applicant James Hinchcliffe said the £1.5m scheme would be built by Kirklees Council and managed by Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing.
Lindley councillor Cahal Burke had arranged consultation meetings about the plans before Christmas.