CONCERNED residents will be meeting tomorrow to discuss worries around plans for more than 150 homes on a patch of greenfield land.

Organisers are expecting around 200 residents from Fairweather Green to attend the meeting to discuss the application to build 151 homes on a site off Leaventhorpe Lane.

Major concerns include an increased risk of flooding, loss of green space and pressure on roads around the site.

The meeting will be taking place from 1pm at Girlington Conservative Club in Leaventhorpe Lane, and has been organised by the Save the Green in Fairweather Green group.

Barratt Homes had been looking at the site, but withdrew interest last summer.

Graham Orme, treasurer of the group, said the group was “not happy” about the most recent application, submitted by Alcuin Homes.

And he added that the latest scheme had not been advertised properly.

“There are still no notices up around the site and only one at the front, which is only outside 11 homes, so we have been handing out flyers about it,” he said.

“At the meeting we are deciding what objections to put forward to the council.

“Traffic and transport will be one issue.

“Leaventhorpe Lane is a narrow street and there is no physical possibility the road can cater for building traffic along with the usual school traffic and the fact it is often used as a rat-run by drivers.

“For houses next to the site there will be a loss of light and privacy but the main concern is the risk of flooding.

“A lot of residents cannot change insurance companies because their homes are deemed to be on a flood plain.”

Mr Orme also raised concerns about the gradient and geology of the site. He added: “The site is so steep there are gas issues and also there is the problem of the quarry next to it.

“We believe Barratt never found ground rock when drilling, and the new firm is all ifs and maybes about its development. We would be surprised if the houses weren’t built.”

The application by Alcuin Homes would, if successful, see 151 homes built on the site, with public green spaces and no homes built in the flood plain around Middle Brook stream.

Public consultation on the plan is open until Friday, February 2. To comment, visit the council’s planning website.