Protesters oppose land proposals

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Wakefield Council has confirmed land is being considered as a new site for travellers.

Hundreds of people from Durkar, Crigglestone, Kettlethorpe and Sandal have staged a protest against the proposals for the site off of Durkar Low Lane at Durkar, raising concerns about house prices, businesses, traffic and crime.

The Crigglestone and Durkar Residents Association is among those fighting the plans, which have yet to be submitted to Wakefield Council’s planning committee.

Councillor Denise Jeffery, deputy leader of Wakefield Council, said: “We are in the process of looking at potential sites, including land at Durkar.

“Nothing has yet been decided,” she added.