Allerton 104-home bid is set for approval

The site of the proposed development

The site of the proposed development

First published in News Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Photograph of the Author by , City Hall Reporter

A housing development on green fields in Bradford looks set to be given the go-ahead, despite the concerns of a parish council.

Skipton Properties wants to build 104 homes, including 16 affordable homes, on land off Ryedale Way, Allerton.

The site has previously been allocated for housing, although some of the land in question has since been turned into a village green and therefore cannot be developed.

Skipton Properties has applied to build the family homes and access roads on the remainder.

The application has attracted 56 objections and Sandy Lane Parish Council has also objected to the scheme. It says schools and doctors’ surgeries were already oversubscribed and this would add to the problem.

West Yorkshire Police backs the scheme in principle but has raised concerns about a footpath crossing the site, which would be kept when the homes are built.

The police say where the footpath is planned to run behind homes, this could leave the households vulnerable to crime.

Planners have recommended keeping the right of way.

In its application, Skipton Properties said: “This site provides a unique opportunity to develop a high-quality development of family housing that will stand the test of time and remain sustainable in its surroundings.

“More than this we hope to signify that something special is happening in the Allerton area in order to draw the attention of investors and prospective homeowners.

“Our vision is for the site to play its full role in the improved economy of Allerton and the wider Bradford Metropolitan District. The area will have a vastly improved image.”

The application is recommended for approval by Bradford Council’s Regulatory and Appeals Committee on Thursday as long as the developer contributes £435,254 to schools and £141,349 for recreation areas.

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9:30am Fri 30 May 14

Scooby1977 says...

Why?! There are so many boarded up houses within the Allerton/Lower Grange estate, why not put money into redeveloping those, instead of building on open land. Also, as the article points out, exactly which schools are the children moving into these houses going to go to?
Why?! There are so many boarded up houses within the Allerton/Lower Grange estate, why not put money into redeveloping those, instead of building on open land. Also, as the article points out, exactly which schools are the children moving into these houses going to go to? Scooby1977
  • Score: 3

10:33am Fri 30 May 14

grabags109 says...

When looking at any developments in the city it would be a great help to see a map of the area in question
When looking at any developments in the city it would be a great help to see a map of the area in question grabags109
  • Score: 9

10:36am Fri 30 May 14

grabags109 says...

When writing about developments like this you might think about adding a map of the area in question.
When writing about developments like this you might think about adding a map of the area in question. grabags109
  • Score: 2

10:55am Fri 30 May 14

G_Firth says...

And Labour claim to be protecting the green belt yeah right its all down to the mighty buck yet again.
56 objections not heeded, green belt protection policy reversed, paying off the community with cash towards schools and recreation areas, that cash isn't going to last for ever where the scar to the country side will.
Out of the 104 only a pitiful 16 of those will be affordable but affordable to whom.
On top of that what about the extra strain on the schools, medical and emergency services as this project equates to around another 320 people in the region.
And Labour claim to be protecting the green belt yeah right its all down to the mighty buck yet again. 56 objections not heeded, green belt protection policy reversed, paying off the community with cash towards schools and recreation areas, that cash isn't going to last for ever where the scar to the country side will. Out of the 104 only a pitiful 16 of those will be affordable but affordable to whom. On top of that what about the extra strain on the schools, medical and emergency services as this project equates to around another 320 people in the region. G_Firth
  • Score: 6

11:08am Fri 30 May 14

angry bradfordian says...

"The application is recommended for approval by Bradford Council’s Regulatory and Appeals Committee on Thursday as long as the developer contributes £435,254 to schools and £141,349 for recreation areas."

I'd love to see confirmation what the £570,000 was physically spent on after the scheme is finished. I live near Queensbury centre and the facilities seem to diminish at a similar rate that houses are built.
On top of this will be at least an extra £100,000 of Council Tax every year!
"The application is recommended for approval by Bradford Council’s Regulatory and Appeals Committee on Thursday as long as the developer contributes £435,254 to schools and £141,349 for recreation areas." I'd love to see confirmation what the £570,000 was physically spent on after the scheme is finished. I live near Queensbury centre and the facilities seem to diminish at a similar rate that houses are built. On top of this will be at least an extra £100,000 of Council Tax every year! angry bradfordian
  • Score: 1

11:35am Fri 30 May 14

Not so simple says...

There are many empty properties in this area already. The council and housing providers are well aware of this. The schools are full to the rim as is the BRI on a weekend as the locals enjoy a good scuffle on a regular basis. Just visit any chemist in the area and you will see drug addicts and alcoholic galore.

Take a walk down Bracewell walk/Avenue and you will see many properties empty. Have a wonder up Bell Dean and Saffron Drive and you will note many other properties empty and vandalised. Pop in to lower grange and the square and you will see more of the same.

Speak to the few remaining residents of Mallard Court who will advise you what it means to have a privately owned property on an estate: property prices float like bricks in water and are difficult to sell. The more units that are built in this area, the more difficult the existing properties become to let or sell.

Who on earth would want to live in Allerton be it either lower grange or the BD15 side. Place is riddled with drug addicts and thieves. The school run involves shuffling past zombified junkie parents wandering around the playgrounds!

Go speak to the few decent folk in Allerton and they will tell you that elderly people don't go out after dark as junkies roam the area. Not to mention the dozens of single parents who do not work and have music blasting out all day and night.

Basically the new properties will add to the have and have nots resentment of new comers to the area. This entire scheme seems to be poorly thought but does anyone care?
There are many empty properties in this area already. The council and housing providers are well aware of this. The schools are full to the rim as is the BRI on a weekend as the locals enjoy a good scuffle on a regular basis. Just visit any chemist in the area and you will see drug addicts and alcoholic galore. Take a walk down Bracewell walk/Avenue and you will see many properties empty. Have a wonder up Bell Dean and Saffron Drive and you will note many other properties empty and vandalised. Pop in to lower grange and the square and you will see more of the same. Speak to the few remaining residents of Mallard Court who will advise you what it means to have a privately owned property on an estate: property prices float like bricks in water and are difficult to sell. The more units that are built in this area, the more difficult the existing properties become to let or sell. Who on earth would want to live in Allerton be it either lower grange or the BD15 side. Place is riddled with drug addicts and thieves. The school run involves shuffling past zombified junkie parents wandering around the playgrounds! Go speak to the few decent folk in Allerton and they will tell you that elderly people don't go out after dark as junkies roam the area. Not to mention the dozens of single parents who do not work and have music blasting out all day and night. Basically the new properties will add to the have and have nots resentment of new comers to the area. This entire scheme seems to be poorly thought but does anyone care? Not so simple
  • Score: 3

1:09pm Fri 30 May 14

SuttonGraeme says...

Near where I live the local council have plans to build 6,000, that's six thousand, new houses on a five mile stretch of the green belt. Even at 3-4 people per house that's 20+ thousand people for the local GPs, shops and hospital.
Near where I live the local council have plans to build 6,000, that's six thousand, new houses on a five mile stretch of the green belt. Even at 3-4 people per house that's 20+ thousand people for the local GPs, shops and hospital. SuttonGraeme
  • Score: 0

3:38pm Fri 30 May 14

sorrow&anger says...

Every time you read a story like this you know that City Hall hasn't got a proper housing policy. They just give in to greedy developers and hope for the best. Bradford will never regenerate until we have enough social housing. There is no long term industrial future being a commuter town for Leeds.
Every time you read a story like this you know that City Hall hasn't got a proper housing policy. They just give in to greedy developers and hope for the best. Bradford will never regenerate until we have enough social housing. There is no long term industrial future being a commuter town for Leeds. sorrow&anger
  • Score: 2

4:10pm Fri 30 May 14

Bantambhoy says...

angry bradfordian wrote:
"The application is recommended for approval by Bradford Council’s Regulatory and Appeals Committee on Thursday as long as the developer contributes £435,254 to schools and £141,349 for recreation areas."

I'd love to see confirmation what the £570,000 was physically spent on after the scheme is finished. I live near Queensbury centre and the facilities seem to diminish at a similar rate that houses are built.
On top of this will be at least an extra £100,000 of Council Tax every year!
I guess that the council own the land and the £570k is what they are charging for the land. Seems cheap to me, @ £5480 per plot. I think I'd want a bit more than that.
[quote][p][bold]angry bradfordian[/bold] wrote: "The application is recommended for approval by Bradford Council’s Regulatory and Appeals Committee on Thursday as long as the developer contributes £435,254 to schools and £141,349 for recreation areas." I'd love to see confirmation what the £570,000 was physically spent on after the scheme is finished. I live near Queensbury centre and the facilities seem to diminish at a similar rate that houses are built. On top of this will be at least an extra £100,000 of Council Tax every year![/p][/quote]I guess that the council own the land and the £570k is what they are charging for the land. Seems cheap to me, @ £5480 per plot. I think I'd want a bit more than that. Bantambhoy
  • Score: 2

6:29pm Fri 30 May 14

keep the faith ✊ says...

Half of allerton dream of owning their own home... & the other half dream of breaking into them when they get them.... 😂😂
Half of allerton dream of owning their own home... & the other half dream of breaking into them when they get them.... 😂😂 keep the faith ✊
  • Score: 4

7:05pm Fri 30 May 14

MontyLeMar says...

Not so simple wrote:
There are many empty properties in this area already. The council and housing providers are well aware of this. The schools are full to the rim as is the BRI on a weekend as the locals enjoy a good scuffle on a regular basis. Just visit any chemist in the area and you will see drug addicts and alcoholic galore.

Take a walk down Bracewell walk/Avenue and you will see many properties empty. Have a wonder up Bell Dean and Saffron Drive and you will note many other properties empty and vandalised. Pop in to lower grange and the square and you will see more of the same.

Speak to the few remaining residents of Mallard Court who will advise you what it means to have a privately owned property on an estate: property prices float like bricks in water and are difficult to sell. The more units that are built in this area, the more difficult the existing properties become to let or sell.

Who on earth would want to live in Allerton be it either lower grange or the BD15 side. Place is riddled with drug addicts and thieves. The school run involves shuffling past zombified junkie parents wandering around the playgrounds!

Go speak to the few decent folk in Allerton and they will tell you that elderly people don't go out after dark as junkies roam the area. Not to mention the dozens of single parents who do not work and have music blasting out all day and night.

Basically the new properties will add to the have and have nots resentment of new comers to the area. This entire scheme seems to be poorly thought but does anyone care?
You paint a grim picture of life in Allerton but these houses will cost in the region of £200k-£300k and are well away from the riff-raff side of the village. Definitely aimed at the Bradford Yuppies.
[quote][p][bold]Not so simple[/bold] wrote: There are many empty properties in this area already. The council and housing providers are well aware of this. The schools are full to the rim as is the BRI on a weekend as the locals enjoy a good scuffle on a regular basis. Just visit any chemist in the area and you will see drug addicts and alcoholic galore. Take a walk down Bracewell walk/Avenue and you will see many properties empty. Have a wonder up Bell Dean and Saffron Drive and you will note many other properties empty and vandalised. Pop in to lower grange and the square and you will see more of the same. Speak to the few remaining residents of Mallard Court who will advise you what it means to have a privately owned property on an estate: property prices float like bricks in water and are difficult to sell. The more units that are built in this area, the more difficult the existing properties become to let or sell. Who on earth would want to live in Allerton be it either lower grange or the BD15 side. Place is riddled with drug addicts and thieves. The school run involves shuffling past zombified junkie parents wandering around the playgrounds! Go speak to the few decent folk in Allerton and they will tell you that elderly people don't go out after dark as junkies roam the area. Not to mention the dozens of single parents who do not work and have music blasting out all day and night. Basically the new properties will add to the have and have nots resentment of new comers to the area. This entire scheme seems to be poorly thought but does anyone care?[/p][/quote]You paint a grim picture of life in Allerton but these houses will cost in the region of £200k-£300k and are well away from the riff-raff side of the village. Definitely aimed at the Bradford Yuppies. MontyLeMar
  • Score: 6

7:50pm Fri 30 May 14

dex556 says...

As a resident in this area I think building on this land is only going to contribute even more to the already large build up of traffic going down Allerton Road/Haworth Road each morning, even if only half the proposed houses have a car then this will mean an extra 50 cars on the road and with no suitable crossing points on this stretch of road it is already impossible to cross without adding extra traffic. Why build there when there is an already empty plot at the bottom of Squire Lane which has sat empty for as long as I can remember.
As a resident in this area I think building on this land is only going to contribute even more to the already large build up of traffic going down Allerton Road/Haworth Road each morning, even if only half the proposed houses have a car then this will mean an extra 50 cars on the road and with no suitable crossing points on this stretch of road it is already impossible to cross without adding extra traffic. Why build there when there is an already empty plot at the bottom of Squire Lane which has sat empty for as long as I can remember. dex556
  • Score: -3

8:55pm Fri 30 May 14

anotheroldie says...

And will access be right through a residential area?
And will access be right through a residential area? anotheroldie
  • Score: -5

8:57pm Fri 30 May 14

anotheroldie says...

And will access for builders and then for car owners be right through an exisiting residential estate?
And will access for builders and then for car owners be right through an exisiting residential estate? anotheroldie
  • Score: -4

9:34pm Fri 30 May 14

dex556 says...

anotheroldie wrote:
And will access for builders and then for car owners be right through an exisiting residential estate?
More than likely as there is only one way to get in and out of the estate, if the planners had to live near the chaos it may cause they would not be so keen to grant permission
[quote][p][bold]anotheroldie[/bold] wrote: And will access for builders and then for car owners be right through an exisiting residential estate?[/p][/quote]More than likely as there is only one way to get in and out of the estate, if the planners had to live near the chaos it may cause they would not be so keen to grant permission dex556
  • Score: -3

10:06pm Fri 30 May 14

keep the faith ✊ says...

MontyLeMar wrote:
Not so simple wrote:
There are many empty properties in this area already. The council and housing providers are well aware of this. The schools are full to the rim as is the BRI on a weekend as the locals enjoy a good scuffle on a regular basis. Just visit any chemist in the area and you will see drug addicts and alcoholic galore.

Take a walk down Bracewell walk/Avenue and you will see many properties empty. Have a wonder up Bell Dean and Saffron Drive and you will note many other properties empty and vandalised. Pop in to lower grange and the square and you will see more of the same.

Speak to the few remaining residents of Mallard Court who will advise you what it means to have a privately owned property on an estate: property prices float like bricks in water and are difficult to sell. The more units that are built in this area, the more difficult the existing properties become to let or sell.

Who on earth would want to live in Allerton be it either lower grange or the BD15 side. Place is riddled with drug addicts and thieves. The school run involves shuffling past zombified junkie parents wandering around the playgrounds!

Go speak to the few decent folk in Allerton and they will tell you that elderly people don't go out after dark as junkies roam the area. Not to mention the dozens of single parents who do not work and have music blasting out all day and night.

Basically the new properties will add to the have and have nots resentment of new comers to the area. This entire scheme seems to be poorly thought but does anyone care?
You paint a grim picture of life in Allerton but these houses will cost in the region of £200k-£300k and are well away from the riff-raff side of the village. Definitely aimed at the Bradford Yuppies.
Sounds a lot like Holme wood, bierley, woodside, buttershaw, Thorpe edge, ravenscliffe Canterbury......... Oh hang on .... It's bradford... It's a **** ole!!!! 💩🙈
[quote][p][bold]MontyLeMar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Not so simple[/bold] wrote: There are many empty properties in this area already. The council and housing providers are well aware of this. The schools are full to the rim as is the BRI on a weekend as the locals enjoy a good scuffle on a regular basis. Just visit any chemist in the area and you will see drug addicts and alcoholic galore. Take a walk down Bracewell walk/Avenue and you will see many properties empty. Have a wonder up Bell Dean and Saffron Drive and you will note many other properties empty and vandalised. Pop in to lower grange and the square and you will see more of the same. Speak to the few remaining residents of Mallard Court who will advise you what it means to have a privately owned property on an estate: property prices float like bricks in water and are difficult to sell. The more units that are built in this area, the more difficult the existing properties become to let or sell. Who on earth would want to live in Allerton be it either lower grange or the BD15 side. Place is riddled with drug addicts and thieves. The school run involves shuffling past zombified junkie parents wandering around the playgrounds! Go speak to the few decent folk in Allerton and they will tell you that elderly people don't go out after dark as junkies roam the area. Not to mention the dozens of single parents who do not work and have music blasting out all day and night. Basically the new properties will add to the have and have nots resentment of new comers to the area. This entire scheme seems to be poorly thought but does anyone care?[/p][/quote]You paint a grim picture of life in Allerton but these houses will cost in the region of £200k-£300k and are well away from the riff-raff side of the village. Definitely aimed at the Bradford Yuppies.[/p][/quote]Sounds a lot like Holme wood, bierley, woodside, buttershaw, Thorpe edge, ravenscliffe Canterbury......... Oh hang on .... It's bradford... It's a **** ole!!!! 💩🙈 keep the faith ✊
  • Score: -1

11:58am Sun 1 Jun 14

Not so simple says...

Talk about ex council housing

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Don't always believe the "positive spin" the local media always places on this and other housing providers: business is business and I wonder how much the local media makes from advertising revenues from these providers....without prejudice of course
Talk about ex council housing http://www.thetelegr aphandargus.co.uk/ne ws/11247481.Bradford _mum_battles_for_a_w atertight_roof/ Don't always believe the "positive spin" the local media always places on this and other housing providers: business is business and I wonder how much the local media makes from advertising revenues from these providers....without prejudice of course Not so simple
  • Score: 1

1:20pm Sun 1 Jun 14

lazyrambler says...

Its a disgrace that we have just received a letter to tell the residents around this building plot that there will be a meeting to discuss the building and for people to go along and object, oh wait a minute the meeting is at a time when most will be at work and then to read this article in the paper stating that
The application is recommended for approval by Bradford Council’s Regulatory and Appeals Committee on Thursday as long as the developer contributes £435,254 to schools and £141,349 for recreation areas.
Money talks and sod the residents who are objecting to this. What about all the brown field sites that the builders have been offered and turned down because there is no view of the golf course and fields.
Its a disgrace that we have just received a letter to tell the residents around this building plot that there will be a meeting to discuss the building and for people to go along and object, oh wait a minute the meeting is at a time when most will be at work and then to read this article in the paper stating that The application is recommended for approval by Bradford Council’s Regulatory and Appeals Committee on Thursday as long as the developer contributes £435,254 to schools and £141,349 for recreation areas. Money talks and sod the residents who are objecting to this. What about all the brown field sites that the builders have been offered and turned down because there is no view of the golf course and fields. lazyrambler
  • Score: 0

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