Public Meeting to discuss Bradford Core Strategy

A public meeting has been called to discuss responses to the Bradford Core Strategy Housing Target of 42,100 houses needing to be built in the next 14 years.  The meeting, which has been called by Yorkshire Greenspace Alliance (YGA), will be held on Saturday 15 March at Menston Methodist Church, Main Street, Menston, LS29 6NB commencing at 10:00 am in the main hall. Anyone interested or alarmed by these figures will be even more concerned to discover that Bradford intends to build at least 11,000 of these dwellings on greenbelt land whilst ignoring acres of brownfield land available in and around the city centre.  This will be a disaster for the outlying villages of Wharfedale and Airedale and particularly will affect communities along the A65 corridor.

The meeting will be chaired by Charles Tunbridge, Chairman of the new Yorkshire Greenspace Alliance Group and will be addressed by myself as Chair of WARD and by a representative from the Aireborough Neighbourhood Forum.  This will be followed by general discussion and a Q & A session from the public.

Anyone with concerns regarding loss of greenbelt/greenfield land and loss of community identity through merging of villages due to over-development is strongly requested to attend this meeting.  We need feedback from you so that we can make an adequate and sensible response to these proposals.

The YGA website is