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Campaign Group Vows To Fight Green Belt Housing Plan

Monday February 2 2015

A CAMPAIGN group has been set up in response to green belt land being earmarked for 524 new homes.

The Mount Vernon protection group formed after land between Upper Sheffield Road and Mount Vernon Road and a plot north of Kingwell Road was identified as suitable for 351 and 77 homes respectively.

Also earmarked as suitable for 96 homes is the hospital site off Mount Vernon Road.

The campaigners are concerned the sites will be 'destroyed forever' if they don't take a stand 'using all possible legal means' against the draft plan, which will be used by the council to guide development in the borough up to 2033.

Coun Roy Miller said: "We received a petition from residents at Mount Vernon and it will be considered along with all the other comments."

Now the consultation has ended, all the comments received will be carefully considered and taken into account and a summary will be published online.

The draft local plan is expected to be published in July/August, submitted in November and examined in public in January/February 2016 with adoption in spring 2016.

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