Plans passed for 147 new homes

Land next to Crosslee, Hipperholme, between Halifax Road and St Giles Road.
Land next to Crosslee, Hipperholme, between Halifax Road and St Giles Road.

MORE than 140 houses will be built on land next to Crosslee in Hipperholme.

Councillors were concerned about the traffic movements that were planned to start from 7am six days a week but decided a traffic management scheme put in as one of the conditions would solve any of the problems and decided to permit the application.

The plans were submitted by Persimmon Homes (West Yorkshire) and Crosslee PLC were for 147 homes with access on to the site from Spout House Lane. Outline planning permission had already been granted for the site back in June 2010.

Resident David Lowther said the main concern was the road from Spout House Lane and that entry should be via the main road. He said the start time was also a concern.

He predicted the development would take around four or five years to complete because it was a problematic site as the applicant was discovering.

The agent for Persimmon Homes said the access via Spout House Lane had been considered safe by highway officers. “Travelling in from the main road would also mean we would be stripping a lot of the top soil than we wish to do at this stage,” he said.

A spokeswoman from Environmental Health said that something could be put in place if the noise became unbearable early in the morning but that it was expected to be worse during the foundation stages.