Neigh to new houses.
COUNCILLORS have refused permission for homes at an equestrian
centre. The owners of Low Fold Farm, which is in Little Lepton, had
asked Kirklees Council for the right to construct 14 houses at the site.
The farm, off Green Balk Lane, currently has 66 stables and provides
riding courses for 60 Kirklees College students. Thirty-one residents
wrote to the council opposing the homes plan. Their objections included:
? The development would be inappropriate in the green belt ? The
proposal would double the size of Little Lepton ? Green Balk Lane could
not cope with the extra volume of traffic. The council's Heavy
Woollen Planning Sub-committee yesterday backed residents by voting
unanimously to refuse permission. Sub-committee member Clr Andrew
Pinnock said: "It's fairly obvious that this would be
inappropriate development in the green belt. "It's also in an
unsustainable location. "It's miles away from any shops and it
will never be on a bus route."