West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has taken Burscough residents’ opposition to 1,000 houses and industrial units being built on a farm site to the House of Commons.
Miss Cooper presented a 4,016-signature petition on behalf of Burscough Action Group, which collected the names as part of a campaign to stop development on Yew Tree Farm in Higgins Lane, Burscough.
The MP urged the Government to halt the proposed scheme, which is part of the West Lancashire Local Plan 2012-2027 drawn up by West Lancashire Council.
It is currently being examined by a Planning Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.
Miss Cooper said: “There is clearly strong opposition within the village with regard to these housing and industrial development proposals.
“One of the barriers residents feel they have had to face is the refusal of West Lancashire Council to listen to the residents during the Local Plan process.
“That is why I took their case and the campaign to the House of Commons Chamber, presenting the petition.
“It is another avenue through which Burscough Action Group and Burscough residents can have their voices heard.
“In the coming weeks the Planning Inspector will be conducting his examination of the West Lancashire Local Plan.
“I am sure that he will be listening very carefully to the views of local residents and their concerns.”