Housing plans proposed

Councillor David Kirton outside Deco-Pac, Hove Edge.
Councillor David Kirton outside Deco-Pac, Hove Edge.

Plans have been revealed for a new 69-house development near to the Hipperholme crossroads.

Developer Strata Homes has started consulting with residents in the area about the proposed new housing development on Halifax Road, next to where Deco-Pac is currently based.

The scheme includes a range of two, three, four and five bedroom houses.

The land is occupied for industrial use and residents in the nearby houses have complained to ward councillors about the level and noise coming from the site.

Coun David Kirton (Con, Hipperholme and Lightcliffe) said: “It is still early days. Some people may be for it and some may be against it. At the moment, the neighbouring residents to the site have made several noise and smell complaints to me and other councillors.

“The area for the proposal is quite an unsightly site and I would welcome a change. I am open minded about it at the moment.”

A resident, who wishes to remain anonymous, lives in the recent Persimmon development behind the site and said he has “mixed feelings”.

“It is good for those near to the site as the industrial site is very noise but I am also concerned as schools and roads are already stetched in the area.”

Of the 69 houses, 59 would be on the market and 10 would be registered to a social landlord.