VILLAGERS 'incensed' about plans for 76 luxury homes on Pilley farmland are venting their anger on a new Facebook page.
The Protect Pilley page was set up by Alan Green, 50, of Pilley Green. It attracted more than 250 followers in a week and furious comments from residents about the two planning applications from Jaguar Estates/Wortley Construction.
The outline plans are for fields off Pilley Green/Lidgett Lane and New Road/Lidgett Lane and have been recommended for approval by Barnsley Council planning officers.
The schemes come up before the council on June 24 but residents say they have not been consulted and will not have time or opportunity to object.
He said 1,500 people had clicked on the links on the Protect Pilley Page and 694 people had liked, commented or shared the page with others.
Coun Roy Miller, from Barnsley Council, said the plans were in outline form and partly because of this, had not been formally amended, which could have triggered the need for a further consultation.
** The full story is in the Barnsley Chronicle, dated June 13. **