Housing development protest

Around sixty residents turned out to protest against plans for a new housing development at Cookridge in Leeds.

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Statement from Taylor Wimpey over housing protest

House builders, Taylor Wimpey, have issued this statement after residents staged a protest against plans for a new housing development at Cookridge in Leeds.

"Taylor Wimpey is currently working closely with Leeds City Council on outline plans to build up to 200 new homes at Moseley Wood Gardens in Cookridge to help meet a significant housing need in the local area, including a shortfall of new affordable homes. The land detailed in the plans is not 'green belt' but is a 'green field' site designated since 2001 as a Protected Area of Search for future housing development. Contrary to concerns, this proposed development is not in a flood zone. "

– Taylor Wimpey

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Leeds housing development protest

Housing development protest Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Around sixty residents turned out to protest against plans for a new housing development at Cookridge in Leeds. Plans have been put forward for up to two hundred new homes on fields at Moseley Wood Rise.

But protestors say the areas too boggy, there are other more suitable sites around the city and local services won't be able to cope with extra demand.

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