Homes build in Warrington on hold as locals lobby for village green

Plans to build homes on green space in Warrington, approved by councillors, have been put on hold following protests from local campaigners.

Save the Field Action Group is lobbying to have the green space dedicated as a village green.

Warrington Housing Association's application to build on a 1.5ha greenfield site had been approved by Warrington Borough Council's development control committee.

Save the Field Action Group representative Phil McConnell said the plans should be rejected because no evaluation of the field's use had been made.

McConnell raised residents' concern about the impact the plans would have on traffic and the environment.

Under the plans, two mature trees would be removed, but an area of public open space is proposed in the centre of the site.

Save the Field Action Group is expected to submit an application to turn the area into an official village green.

The development will remain on hold until the status is decided.

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