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Lee Hall development

Lee Hall development

Plans to build 300 houses on Lee Hall have been rejected at the first hurdle.

Westhoughton town councillors said no to the plans at their meeting on Monday night.

Councillor David Wilkinson revealed that the plans include provision for 713 car parking spaces. He attached the plans as “unwanted” because they would cause massive traffic chaos on Westhoughton’s roads.

It comes as a Liberal Democrat petition to Save Lee Hall was signed by 200 residents in just 24 hours.

David has demanded that a public meeting be held to allow residents to hear about the plans and have their say.

He has also called for the consultation period to be extended. He said: “There are over 100 documents explaining every aspect of the site. How do the developers expect residents to read all of this in such a short space of time? We must have longer and there must be a public meeting.”

The plans will be decided by Bolton Council in October.

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I object to the Persimmon Homes application to build 300 homes at Lee Hall.