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MP urges Plans Panel to reject Adel planning applications

March 21, 2017 1:33 PM

Leeds North West MP, Greg Mulholland, has written to Leeds City Council's South and West Plans Panel to object to a planning application to build 100 homes on fields east of Otley Road in Adel, around 100 yards from the Grade I-listed St John the Baptist Church.

Mr Mulholland objected to the original proposals to build houses on the green fields in April 2014, which were rejected.

However developers David Wilson Homes and Hallam Land Management Limited have again applied for planning permission on the site, and Greg has reiterated his objections to the proposals to both the Head of Planning at Leeds City Council, and now the Plans Panel that are due to consider the application at their meeting on 23 March.

Greg has voiced his objections to the developments under the grounds that local infrastructure is not developed enough to support the increase in population the new houses would bring, with local residents concerned over strain on medical services and school places, as well as the strain on the A660 corridor, which already endures a very large amount of traffic.

There is also real concern about the impact this development would have on the setting of the Grade 1 listed 12th Century Adel Parish Church of St John the Baptist, which is one of the best examples of Norman architecture in Britain.

Church laneGreg Mulholland, MP for Leeds North West said:

"I am extremely concerned by the continued applications to build houses on these green field sites in Adel, and I will continue to object to the applications for this site.

"Local infrastructure, especially the very busy A660 will not be able to cope with the increase in population this development will bring, and there is a serious concern about its impact on the beautiful Grade 1 listed Adel St John Parish Church.

"Over 250 local residents have voiced their concerns and opposition to the applications, and I hope that the Councillors on the Plans Panel will listen to the very real concerns raised by local residents."