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Mulholland lodges objection to Pool housing development

April 11, 2017 10:30 AM

Leeds North West MP, Greg Mulholland, has written to Leeds City Council to object to proposals for a 70 home development, in the field behind 33 to 40 Church Close, in Pool in Wharfedale.

The application for the site was recently submitted by Taylor Wimpey, but Mr Mulholland has objected to the proposals over concerns about the impact on the surrounding roads, in addition to the impact on the village. Mr Mulholland has raised particular concerns about access to the site, from Pool Road, stating that traffic at the junction of Pool Road and the A658 is already a huge problem for local residents.

Mr Mulholland also highlighted the fact that the site in question has been designated a 'Protected Area of Search' and included in a wider area proposed as 'Safeguarded Land' in the Council's Site Allocation Plan (SAP). As such the site is not required to meet the Council's overall housing requirement over the plan period.

Mr Mulholland also urged local residents to contact Leeds City Council to lodge their objections to the application.

August 2015, blankCommenting Greg Mulholland, MP for Leeds North West, said:

"Pool is a small village, already struggling with the amount of traffic flowing through it. The site of this proposed development, with access opposite the Shell garage, is completely inappropriate, and will only contribute to and exacerbate the current traffic problems.

"The Council have also confirmed, as part of their Site Allocation Plan, that the site is not required to meet the overall housing requirement over the plan period, and that there are other more suitable alternative sites preferred for allocation.

"As such, I would urge Leeds City Council to reject the proposals for the development of this greenfield site."