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Plans submitted for Cullingworth quarrying site
Detailed plans for 233 homes on an industrial estate at Cullingworth have been submitted to Bradford planners.
Barratt David Wilson Homes Yorkshire West has put in a full application to develop the 10.2 hectare Manywells industrial site which will include housing and also 15,000 square feet of new commercial units.
The mixed development on the brownfield site south of Cullingworth would have 36 two-bedroom, 30 three-bedroom and 117 four-bedroom homes.
The builders are named on the application with developer GMV Thirteen.
Bradford Council has already expressed its wish for that number of houses to be built in the area and ward councillor Simon Cooke said he thought it likely the scheme would be approved.
“I have had a look at the new plan and we are not seeing anything significantly different to what was presented to local people when a public consultation was held back in the autumn,” Coun Cooke said.
“Realistically, one has to think it is going to get approval.
“It’s on a brownfield site and to be honest I would rather it was there than another greenfield site.”
Concerns were raised in October by Cullingworth Village Council about the effects of increasing local housing stock by a quarter by building so many houses in just one place.
However, chairman Jacqui Guy said the council had not had time to scrutinise the plans and could only comment fully after having discussed them.
“It is a challenging site where there has been mining and quarrying and there are a lot of water springs. It’s going to be a very long process.”
Bingley Rural district councillor Mr Cooke said the application represented an opportunity in terms of “planning gain” for Cullingworth.
“What is most important is we get as much money as possible for projects such as the new village hall,” he said.
There has been no comment from the developers.
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