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Street light planning permission trouble for Baildon school
5:45pm Tuesday 15th July 2014 in News
A SCHOOL has landed itself an enforcement notice from planners after installing three street lights without permission along a footpath.
Baildon Church of England Primary School, in Coverdale Way, has applied for retrospective consent for the five-metre high lighting columns after Bradford Council started enforcement action.
The application, written on behalf of the school governors, says the footpath was used as an alternative way of getting into and out of the school site for pedestrians, but that health and safety concerns had been raised about how dark it was, especially during the winter months.
It says the lights were installed in February, and an enforcement notice was served by the Council in May.
It says: "The school places a high importance on the health and safety of those using the school site. In installing lighting to the footpath area, the school are alleviating these concerns while ensuring this well-used secondary pedestrian access is retained."
Planners will consider the application in the coming months.