Quarry Park campaigners protest plan

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CAMPAIGNERS are planning to pack a public meeting to show the strength of feeling in their community against controversial housing plans.

More than 250 people have already signed an online petition against plans to build 150 new houses on a site near Quarry Park, between Dunsville and Dunscroft.

Now members of the Save Dunsville Quarry and Broadway Woodland group are planning to assemble as many of their supporters as possible at a Hatfield Town Council meeting on Monday at 7pm.

Campaigner Julie Mills said: “We feel that there is space to build probably 1,000 houses in parts of Stainforth which have been demolished, so should not be building there.

“We are certainly hoping to get 50 or 60 to attend the council meeting. I think it is vital that people show up to show how strong the local feeling is.”

Residents are concerned that if the houses are built on the 1.2 acre site next to Broadway it could snowball with more houses added later.

“We fear we could end up with houses all the way to Wyndthorpe Hall,” added Julie.

Town Councillor Mick Glynn, who is backing the campaigners, said: “There is no need for 150 houses there.”

He said he does not believe the schools and health services could deal with a major rise in housing.

Developer Dantom Homes has stressed it does not plan on building on the quarry, but on a piece of land adjacent to it.

The firm says it is currently just consulting on the proposals and that feedback so far had mostly been positive. A spokesman said the land had been used as a dumping ground.

Doncaster ward Coun Pat Knight has asked residents to tell her their views.