Tong Fulneck Valley Partnership
Our Partnership was been established at a time when Bradford Council made it clear that they are considering the development of substantial new housing in the Tong Fulneck Valley. Partnership members have a common conviction that such development would permanently destroy valuable countryside, and adversely affect local communities and their environment.
In finding common purpose together, we recognise that this is right opportunity not only for opposing housing development, but also for seeking ways of enhancing the Tong Fulneck Valley as an area of farmland and recreation, and of working in sympathy with the vision that Leeds have created in the recent development of their West Leeds Country Park.Join us to oppose Bradford Council's plans to destroy beautiful local countryside in Tong and Westgate Hill. Bradford City Council are proposing a massive release of Green Belt protected land in their Core Strategy Plans
This is despite two separate public consultation events where the local residents overwhelmingly opposed any plans to develop in the greenbelt of Tong Fulneck Valley.
The Council are under pressure to provide housing and greenbelt land is much preferred by the property developers because it is much cheaper to build on.
Join us now and help us oppose these plans for the following reasons:
- The Tong Fulneck valley is a precious treasure that should be protected and preserved
- The land provides a vital countryside 'lung' between Leeds and Bradford.
- The new housing plans are completely disproportionate to the total amount required.
- There could be even greater loss of countryside in the future.
- Bradford Council should first be developing crumbling brownfield and derelict sites.
- Tong Street, and narrow farm roads will be even more gridlocked than they are already.
- People in these new homes will bring little or no economic benefit to Bradford.
- The green belt loss will damage the heritage sites of Fulneck and Tong.
- The Councils documents now show that, even before the initial plans have been approved, another large area extending further into the valley has been identified as available for development'