Showman’s site in Fitzwilliam is refused

Residents at Fitzwilliam are angry about a proposed showmens site.  (h610a430)
Residents at Fitzwilliam are angry about a proposed showmens site. (h610a430)
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Objectors are celebrating after plans for a showman’s site in Fitzwilliam were refused today (Thursday).

Wakefield Council’s planning committee had been expected to approve the application for seven residential caravans, storage and maintenance of vehicles and equipment at the site on Newstead Lane.

But councillors were unhappy with a number of issues, including site drainage, the increased risk of flooding, highways issues and the harm such a development would cause to the green belt land.

The proposals had received 1,297 objections. A number of campaigners, including councillors Maureen Cummings and Glyn Lloyd who spoke against the plans at the meeting, cheered the committee’s decision.

See next week’s Express for the full story.