Setback for homes scheme protesters

Objectors to a proposed housing development at Fulwood have suffered a setback.

They have failed to convince council planners that permission should be refused for eight semi-detached and six detached houses on scrubland off Canterbury Crescent.

Some 36 letters of objection have been received, along with concerns from the Friends of Gilcrest Wood and Meadow. Issues include traffic congestion, parking problems, the loss of open space and the impact on wildlife.

But planners say there are no grounds for rejecting the application, which would help meet the city’s targets for housing.

Councillors will decide whether to accept the recommendation on Tuesday.