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MP again challenges council over Peel Hall housing

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MP HELEN Jones has again challenged Warrington Borough Council to commit to removing Peel Hall from the Local Plan.
She says the council should recognise and listen to the concerns of residents opposed to development on the site.
The Warrington North last week presented the petition that garnered 975 signatures, to the council deputy leader, Cllr Cathy Mitchell, and the chief executive, Professor Steven Broomhead.
It stated: “ In light of the recent decision by HM Planning Inspectorate, we the undersigned call upon Warrington Borough Council to remove from their Local Plan – Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment 2017 the section referring to Peel Hall (SHLAA Reference – 1506) and to commit to ensuring that no development is allowed on this site.”
The council has acknowledged receipt of the petition and will consider it as part of the consultation process.
The matter is due before the High Court next month, when developers Satnam will  challenge the council’s decision to refuse their application to build 1,200 homes, subsequently backed by the Planning Inspectorate in December last year.
Ms Jones said: “The response to this petition from residents across the constituency has been excellent and I strongly urge Warrington Borough Council to recognise the strength of feeling behind protecting Peel Hall from development.
“For many years, Warrington North residents have rallied to the cause, signing petitions, contributing to consultations and attending public inquiries. The value of this site to the local community cannot be underestimated and this view deserves the utmost respect from the local authority.”

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