Dismay by residents to proposed development off Westminster Avenue
Residents from Westminster Avenue and surrounding areas came out in force to show their objection to the proposed Barratt David Wilson Homes development. The scale of the objection came to the attention of the T&A - T&A article
Over 150 people attended a consultation event, arranged by Barratt Homes, at Clayton Village Hall. Cllr Chris Kaushal-Bolland, Chairman of Clayton Parish Council, and other Parish Councillors were also in attendance and spoke with the vast majority of residents who visited the consultation.
Cllr Kaushal-Bolland said "All the people who he had spoken with were extremely unhappy and dismayed by the planning proposals".
The planning proposal is set to go for full planning approval by Bradford Metropolitan Council in due course for 95 homes, including a mixture of three and four-bedroom terraces, and smaller three and four-bedroom detached houses. The Planning Committee of Clayton Parish Council have already met to discuss the proposals and unanimously voted against the proposed development and would be making its views known if a formal planning application is submitted for final consideration by Bradford Council.
Cllr Kaushal-Bolland said “Clayton still has a village infrastructure and a development of 95 homes in the designated location is completely inappropriate. There are families who have lived here for generations who are struggling to get their children into local schools, and this will not help. We recognise people have to live somewhere, but the site and scale of this development is completely out of character and absolutly wrong.”
The Parish Council have been informed that local residents are forming a protest group and will be meeting to set out an Action Plan over the coming days. A spokesperson for the Action Group said “We have already got over 50 active members and have secured the expertise of a specialist lawyer to assist with our objective to get this proposal refused”.