Bradford Telegraph and ArgusBroadway soil set to be stored on Tyersal car park (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)

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Broadway soil set to be stored on Tyersal car park

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Soil from the Westfield development is set to be stored off the site and will go into improving a junction and making a new cycleway Soil from the Westfield development is set to be stored off the site and will go into improving a junction and making a new cycleway

Thousands of square metres of earth being dug up from Bradford’s Broadway development will eventually be used to create a road junction and cycleway between Bradford and Shipley.

Work at the site of the future shopping centre re-started before Christmas, and partly involves the digging up of the Bradford Urban Garden, created after the project stalled.

Bradford Council has now earmarked an area of its land near Tyersal where the earth and materials can be stored until it can be re-used, saving the Council almost £120,000 in landfill fees.

The site of a former car park on Parry Lane is subject of a planning application submitted by the Council for the storage of up to 4,100 square metres of material for up to 12 months. The site already has permission for a recycling centre, and good access to road networks.

The material has been earmarked for two upcoming projects, the Canal Road/Stanley Road junction improvement scheme and the Canal Road greenway cycle route scheme.

Although both schemes have been in the planning stages for some time, neither will have progressed enough to use the material until later this year, and so a storage site needed to be found.

A Council report into the proposals says that the material will include 1,100 square metres of “graded recycled general fill” and 3,000 square metres of soil.

Originally the material was to be used to restore the Sugden End Landfill, and for the Wilson Road landfill footpath scheme.

But with the Broadway re-start date delayed, the footpath scheme has been finished and the material has been deemed too contaminated to be used to restore a landfill site.

It adds: “It will be environmentally and economically advantageous to the Council to stockpile this material rather than disposing of it to landfill.

“Tipping charges alone will be in the region of £84,000. To import this quantity of material to the sites would be in the region of £34,000.”

If approved the material will be transported from the Broadway site by up to 20 round trips a day for around five weeks.

A decision will be made on the Parry Lane application in April.

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10:28am Tue 28 Jan 14

shitehawk says...

I'm glad they they are actively saving council tax payers' money. This could mean the scheme is actually going ahead. I saw them painting the perimeter fence at the weekend. Fingers crossed it won't stall again
I'm glad they they are actively saving council tax payers' money. This could mean the scheme is actually going ahead. I saw them painting the perimeter fence at the weekend. Fingers crossed it won't stall again shitehawk
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12:44pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Bone_idle18 says...

From the Bradford hole to the Bradford Mound :)
From the Bradford hole to the Bradford Mound :) Bone_idle18
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12:55pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Avro says...

Ah so the Canal Road greenway cycle route - a haven for muggers is going ahead is it..
Ah so the Canal Road greenway cycle route - a haven for muggers is going ahead is it.. Avro
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1:21pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Bacon Bantam says...

Bradford Council has now earmarked an area of its land near Tyersal where the earth and materials can be stored until it can be re-used, saving the Council almost £120,000 in landfill fees.

Why would this have cost the council anyhow? Surely Westfield would be paying any landfill fees or has the cat been let out of the bag and Council money is being used to prop up this development?
Bradford Council has now earmarked an area of its land near Tyersal where the earth and materials can be stored until it can be re-used, saving the Council almost £120,000 in landfill fees. Why would this have cost the council anyhow? Surely Westfield would be paying any landfill fees or has the cat been let out of the bag and Council money is being used to prop up this development? Bacon Bantam
  • Score: 8

1:58pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

Bacon Bantam wrote:
Bradford Council has now earmarked an area of its land near Tyersal where the earth and materials can be stored until it can be re-used, saving the Council almost £120,000 in landfill fees.

Why would this have cost the council anyhow? Surely Westfield would be paying any landfill fees or has the cat been let out of the bag and Council money is being used to prop up this development?
Very good observation. Think this needs an answer.
[quote][p][bold]Bacon Bantam[/bold] wrote: Bradford Council has now earmarked an area of its land near Tyersal where the earth and materials can be stored until it can be re-used, saving the Council almost £120,000 in landfill fees. Why would this have cost the council anyhow? Surely Westfield would be paying any landfill fees or has the cat been let out of the bag and Council money is being used to prop up this development?[/p][/quote]Very good observation. Think this needs an answer. Prisoner Cell Block A
  • Score: 5

2:04pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Biker71 says...

Since when has Parry Lane been Tyersal? It's Laisterdyke and always has been.
Since when has Parry Lane been Tyersal? It's Laisterdyke and always has been. Biker71
  • Score: 4

4:08pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Avro says...

Bacon Bantam wrote:
Bradford Council has now earmarked an area of its land near Tyersal where the earth and materials can be stored until it can be re-used, saving the Council almost £120,000 in landfill fees.

Why would this have cost the council anyhow? Surely Westfield would be paying any landfill fees or has the cat been let out of the bag and Council money is being used to prop up this development?
A very good point. its Westfield responsibility and they should meet al costs of disposal, Which brings into question, who paid to move the mountain of earth on site before the hole was dug and also the earth from the hole thereafter??
[quote][p][bold]Bacon Bantam[/bold] wrote: Bradford Council has now earmarked an area of its land near Tyersal where the earth and materials can be stored until it can be re-used, saving the Council almost £120,000 in landfill fees. Why would this have cost the council anyhow? Surely Westfield would be paying any landfill fees or has the cat been let out of the bag and Council money is being used to prop up this development?[/p][/quote]A very good point. its Westfield responsibility and they should meet al costs of disposal, Which brings into question, who paid to move the mountain of earth on site before the hole was dug and also the earth from the hole thereafter?? Avro
  • Score: 4

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