Stand up for your Human Rights

Submitted by mpsadmin on Mon, 21/08/2017 - 20:09
Human Rights

Stand up for your Human Rights.
"Every natural or legal person is entitled to the peaceful enjoyment of his possessions and everyone has the right to respect for his or her private and family life, home and correspondence.”
What this means is that a resident's human rights will be breached if someone tries to impose something on you which would have a significant negative impact on your home life.
As far as we are concerned new housing would impact us significantly with bui...lding works for at least five years then hundreds of vehicles were there weren't any before, losing your privacy and being overlooked, lots more people, noise and loss of your peaceful enjoyment of your own home.
This human rights issue particularly applies to residents living on Milton Road/Crescent, Snapethorpe Gate, Airedale Heights and Broadway particularly near the school. When the residents of Milton Road/Crescent bought their houses they expects things to stay the same as they had for over 75 years.

If you feel that your human rights would be affected you need to do the following:
1. Send a letter/email to our MP ((Mary Creagh, 20-22 Cheapside, Wakefield WF1 2TF, Phone: 01924 386124, Email: and the the Chief Exec of the Council Merran McRae (Wakefield Council, Wakefield One, PO Box 700, Wakefield, WF1 2EB, Email:
2. The letter/email needs to say that you feel that this new housing development will breach your human rights.
3. The letter/email needs to quote the following “Protocol 1 Art.1 of the European Convention on Human Rights provides: (1) Every natural or legal person is entitled to the peaceful enjoyment of his possessions. No one shall be deprived of his possessions except in the public interest and subject to the conditions provided for by law and by the general principles of international law.”
Also it is a breach of “Article 8 Right to a private and family life. Everyone has the right to respect for his of her private and family life, home and correspondence.”.
4. The letter/email needs to say that if the Council had considered the human rights of residents in the first place then the land would not have been made part of the LDF years ago. You should state that the land should be taken out of the LDF immediately.
5. The letter/email needs to point out that human rights always overrides planning permission even if planning permission is granted.

Residents can band together to take court action - it is a very strong case.

If we all raise this as a major issue with our MP and the Council then we have a very good chance of stopping the development.