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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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Air pollution exceeding safe levels across Bradford

The Green Party’s Deputy Mayoral candidate has called for Bradford Council to do more to tackle air quality following research that shows that pollution in the city exceeds safety limits set by the World Health Organization. Researchers at Imperial College London revealed that nearly 8m UK addresses are affected by high levels of particulate matter […]

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Greens launch petition to halt road building across Bradford

Bradford Green Party have launched a petition calling on Bradford Council to ditch road building plans across the district. Local Green councillors and campaigners are calling on Bradford Council to pause all new major road schemes across our District until their impact on our environment and air pollution has been fully assessed. Councillor Martin Love […]

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Greens warn housebuilding plans for Tong Valley could lead to more flooding in West Leeds

Green campaigners have warned Bradford Council to rethink plans to allocate large areas of the Tong Valley for housing following flooding downstream in Pudsey and Wortley. Over the weekend, flood warnings were in place at Pudsey Beck where water levels have risen as a result of the recent persistent rainfall. In Wortley, the lower ring […]

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Parts of Bradford ranked as most unhealthy in country

Parts of Bradford have been ranked as some of the most unhealthy in the country according to a new study by a group of universities. The research has been completed by the Consumer Data Research Centre, a collaboration between the University of Leeds, University College London, University of Liverpool and the University of Oxford. Instead […]

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Greens slam council for pushing forward with South Bradford link road plan

The Green Party have accused Bradford Council’s Labour executive of acting “like a dictatorship” after it was revealed that it plans to press ahead with plans for the Tong Valley road – despite a committee voting against taking the scheme further. In July, the Regeneration and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee of Bradford Council refused […]

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Green mayoral candidate puzzled by award for West Yorkshire Combined Authority for showing climate leadership

Green candidate for mayor reacts with surprise to see regional authority recognised for showing leadership in tackling the climate emergency. Today (2nd October) The West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) has won the award for “Leadership in Responding to the Climate Emergency” at the annual MJ Local Government Achievement Awards. Councillor Andrew Cooper has said “To be […]

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Former Deputy Mayor of Bradford selected to run for Deputy Mayor in 2021 West Yorkshire Mayor Elections

The Green Party has become the first national party to announce its candidate for the 2021 West Yorkshire Mayoral elections – and in what is thought to be a first, will run on a double ticket for both Mayor and Deputy Mayor. Councillor Andrew Cooper, the leader of the Green Group on Kirklees Council was […]

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Response to Bradford Council’s claims that it has not failed Holmewood residents

Matt Edwards, the Green Party campaigner for Tong Ward has responded to claims by Bradford Council that it has not failed the people of Holmewood. Following a planning meeting on the future of the Holmewood Social Club on Wednesday (26th August), Bradford Council was accused of failing the people of Holmewood. This came following the […]

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Plans for the road through the Tong Valley have been thrown into disarray

Plans for the road through the Tong Valley have been thrown into disarray after a committee of Bradford Council voted not to proceed with the first stage of the planning. The Regeneration and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee refused to approve to the procurement of consultants to develop the business cases for the proposed South […]

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