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Village refuses to give up planning fight

By helen williams, Hoyland Reporter Tuesday 29th July 2014

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

Although Barnsley Council has granted outline permission for the homes, Tankersley 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.

On Monday, Tankersley parish council said their valid objections had been ignored.

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