We made front page news in Wakefield Express today!
Thanks from the Community Association and WRENs to everyone who came to the photoshoot. This is just the start. Come to the Village Hall at 7.30 tonight (Friday).
The Green Belt in Wrenthorpe is under threat again.
Planning proposals have been submitted for 1,250 new houses in Wrenthorpe, in currently protected green belt.
The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government said in July 2016, that “The Green Belt is absolutely sacrosanct….The Green Belt remains special. Unless there are very exceptional circumstances, we should not be carrying out any development on it.”
There will be a public consultation in the autumn but we need to prepare a team of experts to fight the plans and also influence the key decision makers before it goes any further.
Please sign the petition at https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/save-our-green-belt-4 to enable us to keep our Green Belt and to fight these inappropriate developments.
Why is this important?
Our roads, schools and healthcare provision are all struggling to cope with the existing growth.
Patients are waiting up to 6 weeks for an appointment at the nearest GP Surgery, encouraging them to add further pressures to A&E at Pinderfields. Not only will our physical health be affected but also our mental health, with the loss of access to green areas and walks.
The schools are full and have waiting lists, pupils are already forced to attend out of area, encouraging the use of cars for school drop off and pick up.
Cars back up to Sunny Hill Stores from the Wrenthorpe Lane/Batley Road junction at peak times during the day, affecting air quality. We are still waiting for traffic control from the 2012 developments.
The new developments centering around Jerry Clay Lane will exacerbate the flood risk.
Our heritage will be lost as the rhubarb fields will be built on, turning the famous rhubarb triangle into a straight line.