Residents against plans for new homes in Sheffield

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Residents in Oughtibridge and Stocksbridge are campaigning to save green spaces in the north of Sheffield from proposed new housing.

Under plans set to be agreed by Sheffield Council’s cabinet tomorrow, two sites in Stocksbridge and Oughtibridge will be earmarked for housing.

Land at Hawthorne Avenue and Coppice Close, Stocksbridge, is set to be allocated for 50 houses, with 40 homes earmarked for land at Platts Lane, Oughtibridge.

Residents say the proposals could lead to more traffic congestion, put greater strain on local services, and damage the environment.

Coun Alison Brelsford, Liberal Democrat council member for Stocksbridge, said: “People have made their views loud and clear – these sites are not suitable for being concreted over and sold for housing.

“I hope Labour councillors will listen to local residents and re-think the plans.”