Photo: Simon Cullingworth

Campaigners’ push against Tong Fulneck valley greenbelt development

22 September 2019

Photo: Simon Cullingworth

Words: Keely Bannister, Simon Cullingworth & John Baron

A consultation which affects the development of Tong and Fulneck Valley closes at 5pm on Tuesday 24th September.

Opponents have been out encouraging people to submit objections across West Leeds this week, with a stall outside Pudsey Community Hub and at Bramley parkrun.

Bradford City Council say that the development – 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.

Save Tong and Fulneck Valley campaign group have produced an objection response which can be found here to the consultation which only requires personal details to be added before being e=mailed to planning.policy@bradford.gov.uk.

All relevant consultation documents can be found here.

Pictured above: Catherine O’Leary-Steele getting signatures to protest against the development of Tong & Fulneck Valley in Bramley Park at Bramley parkrun on Saturday morning.

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