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Huthwaite residents’ fight against plans for 200 homes

Huthwaite residents are continuing the fight against plans to build 201 houses.

If approved, the homes will be built next to Brierley Forest Park - which residents say will have detrimental effects to residents as well as killing off wildlife.

Harry Wallace, left and John Hill view the proposed development site which lies at the bottom of Harry's North Street, home garden, where over 200 homes are planned.

Harry Wallace, left and John Hill view the proposed development site which lies at the bottom of Harry's North Street, home garden, where over 200 homes are planned.

Pensioner Harry Wallace has lived on North Road, adjacent to where the houses could be built, for 33 years.

“If these plans go ahead it will be a disaster for residents and wildlife, we can not let this happen.”

The plans will be built on the former unused factory - as well from North Street running parallel to Ashland Road West.

Mr Wallace said residents who paid extra for scenic views will be landed with homes overlooking into their windows.

“I am also concerned for all of the wildlife that will be turfed off the park because of this. We just can’t let this happen.”

He and other residents have been fighting against the homes for the past 12 months.

They hold meetings - and have recently had more than 100 people attend also opposing the build.

David Wilson Homes has made the application.

Mr Wallace added: “They are big boys but we need to get as many people involved as possible to ensure it doesn’t become a blight on our landscape”.

A decision is likely to be made 19th March.