Campaigners fight housing

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Countryside campaigners are objecting to plans for two large houses on a site on the edge of Sheffield set to be reclassified as green belt.

Developers have applied to build the semi-detached houses and a triple detached garage on the edge of Totley and the fringes of the Peak District National Park.

Sheffield Council has already committed to reclassifying the site as Green Belt.

John King, planning officer at Campaign to Protect Rural England South Yorkshire, said: “This is a small area of land, but it represents a really important buffer zone between urban Sheffield and the Peak District.”

The new homes would be built on an elevated position high above existing houses. They would also be visible from Totley Moor and Big Moor, opponents claim.

A date for when the plans will be considered for approval has not yet been set.