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Angry Councillors Vow To Battle Housing Plans

Wednesday July 30 2014

ANGRY parish councillors are refusing to give up their fight against plans for 76 new homes on farmland in their village.

Although Barnsley Council has granted outline permission for the homes, Tankersley's parish council is now asking planners to come to a meeting to explain the reasoning behind the decision.

The schemes are for 35 homes off Pilley Green/Lidgett Lane and up to 41 homes off New Road and Lidgett Lane.

Villagers sent 186 letters of objection to the plans from Jaguar Estates/Wortley Construction. They said the development would overwhelm the village, causing traffic and drainage problems, but the scheme was backed by Barnsley Council in June.

Coun Robert Lodge said: "Is Barnsley Council running a dictatorship or a democracy? They took no account of the parish feeling and have rubber-stamped the plans."

Are you from Tankersley? Are you for or against the proposals? Have your say below.

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Reply Posted by Mick on Friday August 1 2014 at 17:27

Reply Posted by Tom on Friday August 1 2014 at 19:20
NIMBYs should be ignored. We need better and cheaper housing for the young and the future children/adults who are priced out.

We need to build, build, build. And bring housing costs down in real terms for UK citizens.

Reply Posted by Eric Twinge on Friday August 1 2014 at 22:41

Reply Posted by Eric Twinge on Friday August 1 2014 at 22:42
in all seriousness though, I agree with Tom

Reply Posted by resident with on Saturday August 2 2014 at 18:13
I disagree that we need affordable housing in Tankersley. We dont need any extra housing either. there is no reason (apart from to make heaps of money) to build in Tankersley as there are plenty of empty homes in the barnsley district to be filled first. Does any one know how many uninhabited homes there are within Barnsley? would be interesting to find out (from an official councillor)

Reply Posted by bobski on Saturday August 2 2014 at 18:23
What difference do other empty homes across the Barnsley district mean? If people want to live in tankersly and there are no homes then why not build them. Its another £15-20m investment for the area. Its going to created jobs etc so don't see the problem.

There's a vast difference between empty homes and empty wanted homes.

Reply Posted by Simon Walsh on Saturday August 2 2014 at 21:46
They won't be affordable houses. They will be executive homes for commuting to Sheffield or Leeds.

Reply Posted by Red Optimist on Saturday August 2 2014 at 22:54
Of course they will be affordable homes - for people who can afford them. Just because you may not be able to afford one does not mean they will be unaffordable to others.

Reply Posted by Tom on Sunday August 3 2014 at 05:04
Aye. And the people who move into them, will move out of other houses, freeing them up for others, which should subsequently reduce the cost of the housing vacated.

Reply Posted by Dick on Saturday August 2 2014 at 23:19
Oh Goody
more posh houses for me to rob (rubbing hands) kerrfeckingching ;-)

Reply Posted by rw on Monday August 4 2014 at 13:09
good so see some councillors doing something,. meanwhile the councillors that represent the
Pogmoor Higham A Barugh Green areas are doing nothing to help us.

They should remember They represent us not themselves ot there interests

Reply Posted by blue sky on Monday August 4 2014 at 20:14
For years BMBC have allowed overpriced, undersized housing to be built all over the borough. Places such as the Dearne, Cudworth, Royston and other run down areas already chock full of crappy empty housing have had to put up with this. Areas such as Silstone, Cawthorne and yes Tankersley have not suffered. They have kept a nice rural village feel for people with money.

My question is why? Why should some areas be allowed to run down whilst others be kept sacrosanct? Sorry Tankersley but I say if the council has to build well your time has come.

Reply Posted by rw on Tuesday August 5 2014 at 08:03

People should use the vote and get run of the clowns that are running this town, sorry bringing this town to its knees, HOUGHTON ONLY LOOKS AFTER HIMSELF

Reply Posted by blue sky on Tuesday August 5 2014 at 16:01
No need to SHOUT!

No what I am saying is if it is going to happen then why should some areas be protected but not others. After all other villages are getting bushwacked by the council and yes they are useless. So why not build at Tankersley? It is not pretty tucked between the M1 and industrial units. So give me a reason as to why you grt left alone but I have to put up with new builds next to me?