Shipley MP opposes Menston housing plans

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Philip Davies Philip Davies

Shipley MP Philip Davies has joined Menston residents in objecting to two proposed developments which could result in almost 150 new houses in the village.

Mr Davies has made formal objections to plans by Taylor Wimpey North Yorkshire for 134 houses on land at Bingley Road, and Chartford Developments’ plans for 12 family homes on Bingley Road.

He raised concerns about flooding and drainage on both sites, and called on Bradford Council to carefully consider concerns raised by his constituents.

In his objection to the 134-home plan, Mr Davies said: “The concern for many of my constituents is that the proposed site is not suitable for such a huge housing development, as the area is already prone to flooding. Constructing 134 dwellings in a high risk area of flooding would make all these developments at risk, along with the properties downhill from the site. As this site already has known water problems, further development to it should not be considered.”

He said a Victorian drainage system already cannot cope at times – and fears the development would aggravate road congestion in the area.

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11:54am Wed 1 Jan 14

Andy_Bfd says...

So everyone wants more houses built yet every attempt is objected to. Instead of objecting to everything perhaps Philip Davies should offer some alternatives or propose some solutions.
So everyone wants more houses built yet every attempt is objected to. Instead of objecting to everything perhaps Philip Davies should offer some alternatives or propose some solutions. Andy_Bfd

12:56pm Wed 1 Jan 14

BertSanders says...

Andy_Bfd wrote:
So everyone wants more houses built yet every attempt is objected to. Instead of objecting to everything perhaps Philip Davies should offer some alternatives or propose some solutions.
We have to build - but we have to realise this island is over populated and it is likely to become more so. We are accepting young immigrants who will have families - we are also denuding the places they leave of their best stock, and damaging them. Immigration has to be more carefully considered. It is understandable that young people will want to improve their lot but perhaps more development is need in the countries they leave.
[quote][p][bold]Andy_Bfd[/bold] wrote: So everyone wants more houses built yet every attempt is objected to. Instead of objecting to everything perhaps Philip Davies should offer some alternatives or propose some solutions.[/p][/quote]We have to build - but we have to realise this island is over populated and it is likely to become more so. We are accepting young immigrants who will have families - we are also denuding the places they leave of their best stock, and damaging them. Immigration has to be more carefully considered. It is understandable that young people will want to improve their lot but perhaps more development is need in the countries they leave. BertSanders

10:44pm Thu 2 Jan 14

localydocaly says...

out line planning for 134 houses has already been passed ,whats passed cant be undune as well he knows ,so i persume he,s just shouting for votes ???trying to look like a good mp !!!!!!!!!! hahaha,is there such a thing ?
out line planning for 134 houses has already been passed ,whats passed cant be undune as well he knows ,so i persume he,s just shouting for votes ???trying to look like a good mp !!!!!!!!!! hahaha,is there such a thing ? localydocaly

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