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Fulwood residents continue campaign against Lightfoot Lane development

Posted on - 3rd January, 2013 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - News, Redevelopment
Birdseye view of an artists impression of the Lightfoot Lane development

Birdseye view of an artists impression of the Lightfoot Lane development

Local residents have continued their fight against plans to develop land in Fulwood into new homes.

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The plot of land off Lightfoot Lane and behind Our Lady and Saint Edward’s Catholic Primary School could become 70 new homes in the future.

Outline planning permission was granted to developers Charles Church and Hollins Strategic Land in October 2011 for access.

Since then residents have been consulted again about the type of housing on the 2.7 hectare site.

View Lightfoot Lane/Lime Chase development in a larger map

Developers have submitted a reserved matters application which change some of the scale, layout, appearance and landscaping of the site.

They plan to put 16 affordable homes together in the plan and also move the location of a pumping station.

Local residents say the plans will increase traffic congestion in the area, the housing density is too great and the loses green space in the area.

Planning officers write the reserved matters will be approved, stating “The proposed development is considered to be acceptable in terms of the impact on visual amenity, residential amenity, affordable housing and highway safety.”

The reserved matters application will be heard by the city council planning committee on Monday 7 January from 10am at the Town Hall.

View the full planning application on the council website.

Do you live in the area? What do you think of the application? Let us know in the comments below

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