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Green Councillor asks Government to intervene in Planning row

Councillor Matt Edwards, a Green Party councillor for Tong Ward has written to the Secretary of State requesting a controversial planning application be reviewed after officers approved it without it being voted on by a planning committee. Councillor Edwards has written to Michael Gove, the new Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities […]

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Residents frustrated as community park found listed for sale on auction site

Residents on an a housing development in south Bradford have expressed frustration after their local green space was found listed on a property auction website. Residents living on Holme Beck Park on the edge of Holmewood were alarmed to find that the green space, which had been set aside as public open space on the […]

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Local plan leaves Bradford South behind warn Greens but Mass Transit system could come to Holmewood

Bradford Greens have warned that transport proposals in the draft local plan could leave the South parts of Bradford behind. In a submission to the emerging Local Plan consultation, Bradford Green Party have questioned why all proposals for priority bus routes, greenways and cycle routes are north of the City Centre and only road schemes […]

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Green campaigner calls on Bradford Council to ditch South Bradford Link Road

Matt Edwards, Green Party Community Campaigner for Tong Ward has joined campaigners and community groups are urging a committee of councillors to reject proposals to proceed with the South Bradford Link Road. An exact route for the road hasn’t been announced but it is likely the road will continue from the end of the Drighlington […]

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Bradford Green Party launches coronavirus recovery plan

Bradford Green Party has unveiled their plan to help ensure Bradford’s recovery following the coronavirus crisis is a green recovery – putting people and our environment at the heart of plans to reinvigorate our local economy. The Green Party coronavirus recovery plan called “A Greener Future for Bradford” is calling for an array of measures […]

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Greens support Tong Valley campaign as thousands of objections to local plan submitted

Today, the Green Party will be supporting residents at Bradford City Hall objecting to Tong Valley being allocated for 2,000 new houses. Resident’s from Tong & Fulneck Valley Association will be handing in their comments on Bradford Council’s Core Strategy calling for Tong Valley to be removed from list of sites earmarked for housing. Matt Edwards, a […]

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Plans for 113 houses on Bierley greenbelt approved by Bradford Council

Bradford Green Party has reacted with disappointment that a Bradford Council Committee has voted to APPROVE a planning application to build 113 houses on Spen View Lane. The application was opposed by many local people and over 140 objections were made in relation to the application. Opposition centred around not being enough doctors and schools […]

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Bradford Green Group leader slams council U-Turn on Richard Dunn

The leader of the Green Party group on Bradford Council has slammed the U-turn on what will be built on the site of Richard Dunn Sports Facility. Councillor Martin Love (Shipley) has accused the Council of “staggering levels of inconsistency” after announcing plans to earmark the Odsal site for a new retail park. This comes following […]

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Green Party slam Labour’s unsustainable housing plans for Bradford

A green party councillor has spoken out over the Labour-run council’s “reckless disregard” for local communities as they approve plans to build hundreds of new homes on greenbelt. Two weeks on from the local elections, Bradford’s Labour-dominated Council has already approved worrying house-building plans for the District. A third of these 1,500 new homes will […]

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Caroline Lucas calls on local people to speak out against housing plans

Caroline Lucas visited Bradford District this weekend and used it as an opportunity to meet members of the The Tong and Fulneck Valley Association. The association oppose the plans to build nearly 2000 homes in the Tong Valley in between Tong Village and Holmewood. Caroline called on the council to use their powers to rethink the […]

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