Residents win second showing

ANGRY residents who claim they have been ignored over controversial plans are to be given another chance to have their say.

More than 400 people attended a heated exhibition in Wrenthorpe Village Hall earlier this month to confront Wakefield Council officers over the local development framework (LDF).

The document will change the face of the district over the next decade and includes plans to change greenbelt land at the north of Wrenthorpe to building land and to build homes near Ruskin and Barnes Avenues.

Wakefield Council deputy leader Denise Jeffery said: “Balancing the needs of the district with local opinion is difficult, but is something we work very hard to try and achieve. I am aware that due to the large number of people who turned up this wasn’t possible and I apologise if people feel let down by this.”

Sessions will run in the village hall on Monday and Tuesday from 4pm until 6.45pm.