Planning Applications in Burley in Wharfedale

No developments on greenbelt should get the go-ahead until all brownfield sites in Bradford are used, an MP has said. Shipley MP Philip Davies said he will fight tooth and nail against plans to build 500 homes on greenbelt in Burley in Wharfedale. He said: “I have met with CEG the developers who are putting in plans and I made it abundantly clear I will fight them all the way on this application. “No houses should be even considered to be built on greenbelt land in my constituency until all the brownfield land in the centre of Bradford is developed”. The proposals include a primary school, allotments and open space. Houses will be of varying sizes. Burley Parish Council oppose the scheme and fear it could merge Burley and Ilkley, in turn threatening the identities of the two communities. Mr Davies added: “There are strict rules on building on green belt and this development should be thrown out. A development like this would take up a considerable proportion of our greenbelt and I will continue to make my views very clear to the council, officials and developers. There is ample brownfield land to build new houses on in the city centre area and this should be the first port of call for any proposed developments.” About 700 additional new homes have earmarked for Burley in Bradford Council's Local Development Plan Core Strategy.