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Menston Action Group takes action over housing plan
4:13pm Thursday 10th October 2013 in News
Members of Menston Action Group (MAG) were heading for Bradford’s City Hall today as district councillors debate a condition of planning permission for a housing development in the village.
The group asked its supporters to join representatives at a meeting of Bradford Council’s Regulatory and Appeals Committee where an application to vary a condition of plans for houses at Derry Hill was being debated.
Much-opposed planning applications for housing at Derry Hill and Bingley Road were approved earlier this year.
But MAG stresses that the Bingley Road consent is outline only and permission for the Derry Hill development has not been finalised, as developer Barratt has not signed a Section 106 agreement.
The Regulatory and Appeals Committee is studying an application for the variation of a planning condition affecting drainage on the site.
In its latest newsletter, MAG said: “To safeguard the village from potential flooding from any proposed development, it is imperative that this condition is retained in its current form.”
MAG is also asking for contributions from villagers to its fighting fund, and seeking volunteers to deliver its newsletter.
Contact (01943) 877774 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for details.