Villagers to hold meeting over plans to build 450 homes after almost 2,000 people sign petition

A meeting for those wanting to oppose the 450 homes planned for Aland in a Yorkshire village will take place this weekend.

Taylor Wimpey is gearing up to submit plans for the houses on land at Altofts Hall Farm, off Station Road in Altofts, near Wakefield.

More than 1,800 people have already signed an online petition to oppose the move, but those without access to the internet are being invited to sign the petition at a meeting held this Sunday, March 6.

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Local councillors will also be present at the gathering at Altofts Church Hall on Church Road between 3pm and 5pm.

A huge number of residents have objected to the plans

Allison Lund, a member of Altofts Community Action Group, said: “We have had an overwhelming response to the E-petition showing the concerns from residents.

“The message is crystal clear, the residents of Altofts do not want this.”

Taylor Wimpey says the land is already earmarked for housing, and if approved, would see mix of family homes built.