MP calls for public consultation over Silsden housing plans

Keighley and Ilkley MP Robbie Moore has called for house builder Persimmon to hold an in-person event for local people to discuss plans for a 150-home development in Silsden.

The land identified for development lies adjacent to Bolton Road and Brown Bank Lane. The plot was removed from green belt in 1998, and Bradford Council has identified the site for housing in the local plan.

Persimmon are currently conducting a consultation on the plans online. But Mr Moore has voiced his concerns that this will exclude residents without access to the internet. The MP has met with Persimmon and pushed the company for an in-person consultation event to residents can be fully informed and have their say.

Robbie Moore MP said: “I’ve met with the Regional Managing Director of Persimmon and discussed the issue of this new development.

"My view is that Bradford Council should have never allocated this land for new housebuilding. There is already significant pressure on local infrastructure, such as roads, GP services and public transport. 

"I have been clear with Persimmon that either they or the agent must now hold a physical in-person consultation to set out their plans, so that all residents can be fully informed and have their say, and this should happen urgently.”

Persimmon’s current consultation ends on 4th October at boltonroadsilsden.co.uk

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