3,401 responses delivered over Tong-Fulneck Valley green belt plans

25 September 2019

Campaigners fighting proposals to build in the green belt between Tong and Fulneck in Pudsey have handed 3,401 responses to Bradford City Council.

Members of the Save Tong and Fulneck Valley Association delivered the responses to the offices of Bradford Council, with representatives saying many more comments would come from people online. A further 2,200 names have been added to an online petition.

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Bradford Council is consulting on its Local Plan, which will allocate areas for future housing, business use and new infrastructure, like roads.

The council say that development in the Tong-Fulneck valley – which would see a link road built to support around 2,500 homes and industrial units – would reduce congestion as well as helping to regenerate South Bradford. 

Objectors to the scheme – such as local Pudsey MP Stuart Andrew and the Conservative councillors in Pudsey and Calverley & Farsley wards – believe it could do irreparable damage to the greenbelt between Leeds and Bradford.

They also say it could have a far-reaching impact on West Leeds if the road expands to also include connectivity to Leeds Bradford Airport, as is suggested in a West Yorkshire Combined Authority report.

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An objector at Bramley Parkrun last week. Photo: Simon Cullingworth

The responses submitted to Bradford Council this week follow a last-gasp push in areas including Pudsey and Bramley.

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Willem Schuch says:

Let’s keep it as green as possible, please!

Willem Schuch
Calverley