Design plans put in for 147 new homes

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DETAILED plans for a controversial housing scheme in Hipperholme have been submitted.

Outline proposals for a maximum of 160 homes to be built on land next to Crosslee plc including a new access on to the site from Spout House Lane were given approval last March.

Now the design plans have been submitted to Calderdale Council by Persimmon Homes (West Yorkshire) and Crosslee for 147 houses with the access point still from Spout House Lane.

The scheme proposes a mix of 145 detached, semi-detached and terraced houses which is 15 less than originally planned which allows for a more appropriate mix of properties for the area than approved in the outline layout according to the report.

In the report it says the high and low pressure gas mains with large easement zones will create a large area of green space and the various mine shafts which cannot be built upon.

Some of the existing trees will remain and there is evidence of a disused quarry line within the site which will create more green space. There is an existing public footpath to the boundary of the site will be linking to create pedestrian permeability throughout the site and surrounding area.

Local resident and councillor, Graham Hall, (Con) said all three ward councillors had been invited to three meetings to look at the plans by the developer. “They have tried to take into account residents views to make sure the details are the best that they can be. Planning permission has been granted for outline so it is just making sure it is a good quality design. Having looked at the plans I feel that Crosslee and developer have acted very professionally and responsible and have tried to meet residents needs. So we are pleased they have tried to work with them.”

People have until June 22 to make comments about the proposal. A decision is due by August 7.