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Peel Hall petition handed over
12:00pm Tuesday 2nd October 2012 in News
A PETITION containing more than 1,000 names has been handed in to Town Hal bosses - protesting against plans to build on land at Houghton Green.
Developer Satnam has handed in an application to build 150 homes, sports facilities for Winwick Athletic on flood lights on the land at Peel Hall.
It says the development is much needed and is a welcome boost for the football club.
But Warrington North MP Helen Jones has galvanized support against the plan and handed over the 1,120 strong petition on Monday to Clr Terry O’Neill, council leader, two days before the deadline for objections closes tomorrow, Wednesday.
She believes the proposal is part of a wider plan to build more than 1,000 houses on the green belt land.
She said: ““The strength of support my petition has received clearly shows that local residents do not want to see this development go ahead.
“The development does not provide the affordable homes that Warrington needs and is completely against the council’s own policy to develop brownfield sites first.
“I am extremely concerned that if this development is given the green light by the council then it could lead to more and more development on Peel Hall.
“The information that I unearthed from the council and from a leaked Satnam document show that the developer has plans to build as many as 1,400 properties across Peel Hall over several phases of development.”
Satnam denies there is any desire to build more homes.
There is still not date for when councillors will meet to decide if the application will go ahead, but it could be in the new year.