Following a 154 strong petition organised by Andrea with the support of local residents, the application to develop 8 two-bedroom homes, 49 three-bed and 27 properties with four or more bedrooms in Newton Hill has been refused.
Andrea had teamed up with local residents to collect and deliver Wakefield planners the local petition which would have seen the last hill of Newton Hill being flattened. The proposals could have also seriously affected the wider Greenfields in the area as well as caused serious traffic congestion on local First Avenue.
Here campaign was launched both on paper and on Andrea’s website here: https://www.andreajenkyns.co.uk/news/save-last-hill-newton-hill-say-residents-and-andrea.
Commenting on the decision Andrea said:
“While I continue to be disappointed that it takes the local MP to team up with residents for the local community to be heard and listened to, I am very pleased that Wakefield Council have recognised the serious issues that developing this site would have caused.
This has been a great team effort with residents and the community and as the local MP I will always stand up to inappropriate developments in our area.
I urge Wakefield Council to finally listen to residents and ensure that an adequate land supply is in place which prioritises brownfield developments to save our Green Belt and greenfields and which is considerate to the local infrastructure and urban fabric.”