Shipley Eastern Bypass

Transport ministers will meet with Shipley MP Philip Davies to discuss the ongoing problems surrounding a Shipley Eastern Bypass.

Government previously said it was “fully aware of the benefits of the scheme” but no progress has been made.

Mr Davies, raising the issue again in Transport Questions in Parliament today (THURS) said: “One of the causes of harmful road emissions in my constituency is the queue of traffic from Baildon through to Shipley. When can we have a Shipley Eastern Bypass which would be good for the local economy, alleviate congestion and deal with these harmful emissions?”

Transport Minister John Hayes said he would meet Mr Davies to discuss “the particularities of that in greater detail.”

The case for a Shipley Eastern Bypass was first mentioned in the Airedale Plan years ago. Bradford Council and West Yorkshire Combined Authority have claimed that Government criteria are preventing the scheme going ahead. Transport Ministers denied the claims saying there was no reason “why the government mechanisms for approval are holding back schemes in Bradford.”