This weekend saw a big step forward in our plans for the Greenside Greenway. The full infill application, that would have scuppered the whole project, was refused by Leeds City Council.
The two official documents outlining the reasons for refusal can be found at the links below.
Refusal of Planning Permission
Despite the good news, it is important to remember that this decision can still be appealed, and that the application was refused because it did not adhere to council planning policies, not because the council are supporting the greenway.
We still have work to do.
Thank you to The Squeaker for allowing us to let local people know about our campaign. If you haven’t had it through the door, you can view it online here. We’re on pages 40-41.
Please support our friends at Save Tong and Fulneck Valley and object to Bradford Council’s plan to build a road across the Tong and Fulneck Valley, which in turn will allow them build houses and industrial units.
In our view this will destroy Black Carr Woods and precious greenbelt.
A document is linked below. Please print it off, sign, and send to the address on the front page or drop off at the collection point at the BankHouse Pub. It is also possible to email the form to email@example.com
Click here to download the document
Please be quick, the deadline is Tuesday, 24th September.
We have scheduled another three litter picks.
All will take place at 10am on the following dates.
28th Sept – Crimbles Place, Lowtown
26th Oct – Crawshaw Road nr. Zebra Crossing
30th Nov – Fox & Grapes
Please wear gloves and bring any litter pickers if you have them.
Apologies for the delayed post!
Many thanks to all who helped on the litter pick held on the 29th June 2019. We performed a big clean up on the section of proposed greenway near the Fox and Grapes and western end of Greenside tunnel.
We’ve added a page to the site with lings to other complimentary projects. Take a look here.
First up is the Bradford to Halifax Greenway that is very similar to our project in the fact it incorporates a tunnel. If you have time please object to the planning application for abandonment. Full instructions are here.
Dear members and friends,
Please join us next Wednesday June 12 2019 at 7.00 pm in the Tong Village Hall (The Old Schoolroom).
We are holding a Trustees meeting and there will be a short amount of trustee business, but the main purpose of the meeting is to discuss the Bradford Council proposals for a South East Bradford Link Road through the Tong Valley.
WE WANT TO APPOINT MORE TRUSTEES> COULD YOU ADD TO THE STRENGTH OF OUR BOARD?
You may have seen the Article in the Telegraph and Argus, but in case you missed it here is the link
We have been warning of this possibility for several years, but we now have the evidence of the Council’s intentions. This proposal will devastate the Valley and is the key indicator that the Council intends to push ahead with the the Holme Wood Urban Extension of 2700 Houses, despite the substantial drop in new homes needed in the Bradford District. Depending on the route selected people in Fulneck and the Westroyds will be affected by noise and pollution.
It could well create rather than alleviate congestion, and its prime purpose is to maximise the opportunities for private developers in Tong Valley at a public cost which the T & A puts at over £60 million,
Our Chair will be attending the Combined Authority sub- committee meeting in Leeds on Tuesday which will decide on the funding and will report back to us at the meeting on Wednesday.
Do come and bring anyone who might be affected
John Finnigan, Joint Hon Secretary