A group of concerned Hatfield residents have joined forces to protect the surrounding countryside from development.
Plans have been submitted to Doncaster Council from a firm called Glade-Dale to build 1,500 new homes on land off Doncaster Road, a move villagers are strongly against.
An action group has now been launched to protect the area’s greenfield spaces.
Speaking on behalf of the group, parish Councillor Glynn said: “I am pleased to announce Hatfield residents have formed a new action group.
“HADGAG or ‘Hatfield And District Greenfield Action Group’ was formed in response to planning proposals for up to 1,500 new homes to be built on land off Doncaster Road in Hatfield.
“This is the area of A1 arable land directly behind the water tower on Doncaster Road.
“Unlike previous action groups that have been formed in the past, this group are dedicated to protecting all of Hatfield and the surrounding villages.”
He added: “Hatfield is an historical village and we need to protect its greenfield spaces.”
The group is now on the lookout for more members. Anyone wishing to get involved, or who would like to help with fundraising, leaflet delivering or just making a donation, should contact Coun Glynn on telephone 01302 884565 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org