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Shipley councillor welcomes news that 5G mast NOT classed as “permitted development”

Green Party Councillor Martin Love has welcomed the decision by Bradford Council to not class the enlarged 5G mast on Bingley Road Shipley as a permitted development. Councillor Love and his ward colleague Kevin Warnes had raised concerns that this mast was significantly larger and more imposing than the one it was meant to replace […]

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Green councillor calls for action on “Blight site” following latest planning refusal

Shipley’s Green Party councillors call for Bradford Council to use the ‘Blight Site Fund’ to take control of the derelict Hirst Wood Garden Centre in Saltaire following the refusal of the latest planning application for three houses. Shipley Ward Green Party councillors have welcomed this week’s planning decision to refuse consent for new housing on […]

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Green Party hit out at announcement that Environment Agency minded to approve Keighley incinerator

Bradford District Green Party councillors and campaigners have spoken out following the announcement by the Environment Agency that it is ‘minded to issue’ a permit for controversial Keighley waste incinerator. The Green Party has opposed the construction of an incinerator near Marley Playing Fields since plans first emerged (1). Martin Love, leader of the Green […]

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Councillors urge residents to not leave donations outside charity shops

Shipley Ward’s Green Party councillors are asking residents to not leave donations outside charity shops in Shipley. Councillors Kevin Warnes and Martin Love have asked residents to stop leaving “donations” outside charity shops in Shipley. Many charity shops have remained closed despite some lock-down restrictions being lifted and currently most are not accepting new donations. […]

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British Airways decision to scrap flights must mean end of expansion plans for Leeds Bradford Airport

Green Party councillor Kevin Warnes has called for plans to expand Leeds Bradford Airport to be scrapped following the decision by British Airways to stop flights to Heathrow. This decision by the UKs largest airline, follows on from news that Ryanair had not featured Leeds Bradford on its Summer 2021 timetable. Councillor Warnes, (Shipley) has […]

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Green councillors ask Bradford Council to only open schools when safe

Bradford’s Green Party councillors have called on Bradford Council to follow the lead of other leading councils and pledge to only open schools when infection rates have dropped to safer levels. Last week, both Liverpool City Council and Hartlepool Borough Council released statements to say that, despite the government announcements that schools will start reopening […]

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Bradford Green councillors demand urgent council funding to prevent “financial failure”.

Bradford’s Green Party councillors have joined Green councillors from across the country by signing an open letter to Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick demanding emergency and longer-term funding to enable local authorities to continue to support communities during the coronavirus crisis. This comes as at the same time as a warning by the Local Government Association […]

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Green councillors urge day trippers to stay away from Saltaire over Easter

Shipley’s two Green Party Councillors have urged people to listen to government advice and not visit popular tourist hotspots in their ward. Councillors Martin Love and Kevin Warnes have urged day trippers to stay at home and not visit Saltaire during the Easter bank holiday weekend. On 23rd March, the government released new rules that required “people to […]

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Shipley’s Green Councillors seek resolution to Saltaire Car Park drama

Councillor Martin Love met with residents and local business people in February to find a sustainable solution for the operation of the Oastler Road car park Shipley’s Green Party Councillors have been working with the local MP and Bradford Council for a number of years to ensure that the management of the car park was done […]

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Labour and Tory councillors vote against Green proposals including extra funds for flood defences.

The Green Group once again tabled ambitious proposals at the Council’s budget meeting in February. Every February, Bradford Council meets to set the budget for the next year. The Labour Party, as the party with the highest number of councillors run Bradford Council and therefore make the main proposals. Councillors from other parties are able […]

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