Update on Loxley Valley Township Application
By Richard Williams
At the time of publishing the 'Loxley Valley Township' Planning application has still not been brought to the Planning Board. This is a huge proposed development involving up to 300 new houses. The scale of this application in Loxley's green valley is causing widespread public concern.
There has been over 800 objections submitted so far including ones from your local Councillors and Lib Dem campaigner Richard Williams.
In particular we believe that the application is a significant overdevelopment of the site with the result of over 300 new homes in the Sheffield Green Belt and this will set a detrimental precedent, especially given the Tory Government plans to run roughshod over current planning guidelines.
We recognise that there is a need to redevelop this site, but we are concerned that this application would create an unacceptable pressure on local roads, schools and medical services.
We are very concerned about the impact this application, and particularly the extra traffic will have, not just in and around Loxley, but also the neighbouring communities of Stannington and Worrall.
The well-known and well-respected 'Friends of Loxley Valley' are also concerned about the level of proposed development and we are also supporting them in an attempt to get this application turned down in its present form.