Tyersal business park plan set to be approved

Tyersal business park plan set to be approved

Tyersal business park plan set to be approved

First published in News

A business park is set to be approved by planners, despite more than 350 people objecting to the scheme.

Applicant Halton Homes hopes to redevelop the Hope Iron Works site in Dick Lane, Tyersal, Bradford, a move which it says would create 140 jobs.

The 1930s brick factory buildings and yards would be replaced by 19 industrial units, a restaurant and a convenience shop under the £3.9 million scheme. But many people in the area are not happy, saying the development would harm businesses, add to congestion and hit local property values. A 359-signature petition has been sent to Bradford Council ahead of a planning meeting next week.

A statement on behalf of Halton Homes says it originally wanted to build a 130,000 sq ft supermarket on the site, but that when the team met Council officers “it was made very clear that there would be no support forthcoming for that use on this site”.

As a result, it came up with the alternative scheme.

The statement says the existing buildings are only partially occupied.

It says: “At the present time the site is, for the most part, empty and unused. Visually, the existing buildings which occupy a prominent frontage to a major distributor road present a moribund and neglected appearance.”

It also says they conducted some market research and there was “firm interest for a local convenience store”, which it says was not surprising given “the lack of such a facility in the area”.

The restaurant is likely to be a KFC outlet.

Planning officers have recommended the outline planning application for approval, as long as Halton Homes pays for highways works including a puffin crossing and a new bus shelter to replace an existing bus stop.

The application will be discussed at the next meeting of the Council’s Regulatory and Appeals Committee on Thursday at City Hall.

There, members of the committee are also expected to choose between four options for where the new pedestrian crossing should go.

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3:07pm Mon 27 Jan 14

collos25 says...

I hope it is more successful than the one we couldn`t live without in Baildon or the one on Rooley lane.
I hope it is more successful than the one we couldn`t live without in Baildon or the one on Rooley lane. collos25
  • Score: 0

3:12pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Avro says...

A new KFC outlet opened just a matter of weeks ago along Tong Street which is literally 5mins away from the proposed new KFC outlet, therefore another KFC within such close proximity is overkill.
A new KFC outlet opened just a matter of weeks ago along Tong Street which is literally 5mins away from the proposed new KFC outlet, therefore another KFC within such close proximity is overkill. Avro
  • Score: 5

3:22pm Mon 27 Jan 14

sam-tyler says...

I've just been reading the application on the planning portal.
The main objectors iare the owner of the shop across the rd from the proposed site and his friends/family, and the 'petition' is signed by anyone & their dog, regardless of where they live.
The best 'objection' is from someone who lives off Bolton Rd BD2, and claims to commute to work on Dick Lane every day, and the increased traffic would make her late for work.......!!!!
Why would anyone want to use Dick lane to get to anywhere from Bolton Rd?
It's like going from Dudley Hill to Tong Cemetery via Pudsey.
I've just been reading the application on the planning portal. The main objectors iare the owner of the shop across the rd from the proposed site and his friends/family, and the 'petition' is signed by anyone & their dog, regardless of where they live. The best 'objection' is from someone who lives off Bolton Rd BD2, and claims to commute to work on Dick Lane every day, and the increased traffic would make her late for work.......!!!! Why would anyone want to use Dick lane to get to anywhere from Bolton Rd? It's like going from Dudley Hill to Tong Cemetery via Pudsey. sam-tyler
  • Score: 6

5:07pm Mon 27 Jan 14

bradmat says...

The area is desperately in need of a dental surgery, doctors, and a medium sized supermarket (Lidl or Aldi)
The area is desperately in need of a dental surgery, doctors, and a medium sized supermarket (Lidl or Aldi) bradmat
  • Score: 2

10:37pm Mon 27 Jan 14

SharonVH says...

I can't work out just whereabouts on Dick Lane this will be? I either don't recognise the building on the photo or have misread information that this is what it look like when completed?
I can't work out just whereabouts on Dick Lane this will be? I either don't recognise the building on the photo or have misread information that this is what it look like when completed? SharonVH
  • Score: -2

10:42pm Mon 27 Jan 14

SharonVH says...

Okay, so the reporters decide to put a photo on of the City Hall, but still can't work out the location. As for the comment re using Dick Lane from the BD2 area, it is a much quicker way and easier than driving via Killinghall Road.
Okay, so the reporters decide to put a photo on of the City Hall, but still can't work out the location. As for the comment re using Dick Lane from the BD2 area, it is a much quicker way and easier than driving via Killinghall Road. SharonVH
  • Score: 0

8:53am Tue 28 Jan 14

sam-tyler says...

SharonVH wrote:
Okay, so the reporters decide to put a photo on of the City Hall, but still can't work out the location. As for the comment re using Dick Lane from the BD2 area, it is a much quicker way and easier than driving via Killinghall Road.
How can you not know what City Hall looks like?
Do you actually know where Dick Lane is?
Clue:..... It's nowhere near BD2.

Have you ever been to Bradford?
[quote][p][bold]SharonVH[/bold] wrote: Okay, so the reporters decide to put a photo on of the City Hall, but still can't work out the location. As for the comment re using Dick Lane from the BD2 area, it is a much quicker way and easier than driving via Killinghall Road.[/p][/quote]How can you not know what City Hall looks like? Do you actually know where Dick Lane is? Clue:..... It's nowhere near BD2. Have you ever been to Bradford? sam-tyler
  • Score: 1

12:56pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Avro says...

The aliens have landed...
The aliens have landed... Avro
  • Score: 1

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