Awaiting the Inspectors outcome
Bradford council approved and published their Core Strategy Local Plan. A 6 week period followed, ending on 31/3/2014 where any objections (or Representations) regarding the plan could be submitted to the Planning Inspector to be taken into account by the Inspector in deciding whether to approve the plan or not.
The Tong and Fulneck Valley Association leafleted the Tong Valley and adjoining areas, lobbied allies and ran 4 presentations explaining the situation and potential effect on the Valley and nearby communities. We also explained how to effectively submit Representations to the Inspector.
The TFVA submitted its own representations as did members of the public and local councilors who object to the plan
We now await the outcome of the Inspectors deliberations; we do not know when that will be but the autumn is our best estimate.
The TFVA is now working on plans with other local organisations to enhance and improve the Tong Valley for the benefit of the community
Bradford Council approves it's Core Strategy
Despite heavy lobbying from TFVA and presentation of a petition carrying over a thousand signatures, Bradford Council approved its draft Local Plan Core Strategy at a Council Meeting on Dec 10th. The Plan includes for the building of over 2,700 new homes in Holme Wood and the Tong Valley. The Council has now announced a period of at least six weeks when anyone can write to the Planning Inspectors to challenge or object to any features of the Plan. Details of how to object are on the homepage.
Here is a link to the Bradford Council Core Strategy
Bradford Council LDF Proposal
You can request the Bradford Council Plan-It newsletter. Either telephone 01274 433679 or click here and send an email request.
Latest news from CPRE
Thanks to the thousands of you who wrote to your local MPs, the Government made changes in the House of Lords. Your efforts ensured that the Bill no longer changes the laws governing National Parks and AONBs. We really couldn't have done this without so many of you campaigning with us. We will be working to ensure there are strong codes of practice in place to protect these special landscapes from intrusive development.
However, our battle to save the countryside is far from over. We are now faced with one of the biggest threats we've seen to the countryside in years as the impact of the new planning framework takes full effect one year-on. We could see a land grab by developers with a rash of damaging developments threatening the countryside.
Please help us again and Click here to write to your MP and express your views about how local opinion is being ignored by the Council.
Friends of Black Carr Woods
The Friends of Black Carr Woods organisation is now up and running. All who are interested in improving and preserving this very special area of countryside are invited to join.
For further information please ring 01274 431155 or click here to email Rada Mijailovic