Homes plan scrutinised

Coun Colin Stout
Coun Colin Stout

RESIDENTS of Hove Edge, Brighouse, will get the chance to find out about proposals to build up to 130 new homes off Halifax Road at an event on Monday.

Developer Barratt wants to build on land currently owned by Kershaw’s Garden Centre. The proposals are for 60-70 executive style homes and 50-60 town houses or family homes.

The plans will be outlined at a community consultation event at Brighouse High School on Monday from 4pm to 8pm.

David Coe, strategic land manager at Barratt, said: “We are promoting the land south of Halifax Road for future housing development on the basis that it’s a well-located site and has previously been disturbed over many years through quarrying and tipping.

“We are aware the site is within the Green Belt and for that reason we are keen to work with the community to obtain as much local information as possible. We need to hear local views on matters such as footpaths, highway safety and opinions on the need for various types and styles of housing over the coming years. This is not a planning application consultation.”

Ward councillor Colin Stout (Ind) said it was important that people living in the area attended the meeting to find out more and give their views. He said he was particularly concerned about any increase in traffic.