Controversial plans for showmen’s site deferred

Residents at Fitzwilliam are angry about a proposed showmens site.  (h610a430)

Residents at Fitzwilliam are angry about a proposed showmens site. (h610a430)

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​Councillors have deferred controversial plans for a showmen’s site on green belt land in Fitzwilliam.

​Wakefield Council’s planning and highways committee was ​due to decide this morning whether to accept ​or reject​ ​planning officers’ recommendation to give the go-ahead to the proposal for seven residential caravans, storage and maintenance of vehicles and equipment at the site on Newstead Lane.

But ​committee chairman Coun Alan Garbutt told the meeting the application had been deferred because of a lack of response from the Environment Agency​.​

The application will be ​considered by the committee at ​date still to be confirmed.

​See next week’s Hemsworth and South Elmsall Express for the full story.