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We are delighted to announce that Hartley Property Trust and their shell company have withdrawn their applications and it looks as if the farm is safe ... for now. 
The plans were thrown into turmoil when council officers had released their recomendation that the application for refusal. They gave a number of reasons including traffic concerns, that it was inappropriate for the greenbelt and that it would cause “substantial harm” to the World Heritage Site of Saltaire. All these objections had been raised Matt Edwards and Bingley Green Party.
To find out more about the camapign and why the local Green Party objected to the plans, please see the "About The Campaign" page.


Changes to planning application cause confusion at Milnerfield Farm.

16th FEBRUARY 2017

Changes to the planning applications at Milnerfield Farm in Gilstead have resulted in many local people wrongly believing the farm has been saved and that both applications have been withdrawn.

Milnerfield proposed as site for development in local housing plan

21 MAY 2016

Thirteen sites in Gilstead have been proposed for development. A number of these sites have been proposed by the landowner of Milnerfield Farm.


Natalie Bennett visits Milner Field to show support for Downs Family and local residents.

Bingley; Milner Field, Gilstead



Bradford Green Party were proud to host Natalie Bennett as she visited Milnerfield Farm to show her support for the Downs Family.



Bradford Green Party call for real action on flood defences after years of Tory cuts.

Bingley; Milner Field, Gilstead



4 JANUARY 2016

Bradford Green Party release a press release about the recent flooding in the Aire Valley. One of the key points is construction and development in green belt land and Milner Field is listed as an example of this.



Farmer mounts battle in bid to save livelihood





21 DECEMBER 2015

The Stackyard - a farming news website - have printed an article about the farm and the campaign to save it.


Developer claims controversial innovation centre in Bingley will be a 'beacon of excellence' 

Bingley; Milner Field, Gilstead





28 NOVEMBER 2015

The Telegraph & Argus have printed a story with some more details of the University's plans and intentions with some of Matt's comments. 


New planning permission application at Milner Field

Bingley; Milner Field, Gilstead


17 NOVEMBER 2015

Today a new planning permission application has been submitted to develop Milner Field, this time it is seeking permission to demolish the Milner Field farm buildings. Matt Edwards and the Bradford Green Party unequivocally opposes the development of the beautiful part of the Aire Valley.



Shipley & Bingley Greens strongly oppose development on Milner Field

Bingley; Milner Field, Gilstead


26 OCTOBER 2015

The Green Party in Shipley and Bingley strongly opposes the new proposed development of a Research and Business Park on greenbelt land at Milner Field. 



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