VIDEO: Victory for people power over controversial housing plan

Protesters gather outside City Hall to voice their opinion on the proposed building at Cote Farm

Protesters gather outside City Hall to voice their opinion on the proposed building at Cote Farm

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PROTESTERS were yesterday celebrating a people-power victory after a plan to build hundreds of homes on a "green lung" was thrown out.

But 500 homes will be built elsewhere in the district after two other major applications got the go-ahead.

More than 50 objectors turned out to protest at the plans to build up to 270 homes at Cote Farm, Leeds Road, Thackley.

The protesters - one as young as three - staged a demonstration outside City Hall ahead of the meeting of Bradford Council's Regulatory and Appeals Committee, where Persimmon Homes' plan had been recommended for approval.

Inside the meeting, objectors set out a range of concerns over how the development would harm their area.

Martin Butters, of the Cote Farm Action Group, gave a presentation about a host of problems the area already faced, such as traffic-clogged roads and schools bursting at the seams.

But central to the argument that the Council itself had set aside the land as 'urban green space', and was now only considering the homes plan because it was so short of suitable development land in the district.

MP David Ward (Lib Dem, Bradford East) said the green space was incredibly valuable to the area.

He said: "The Council itself stated this land was crucially important. The words it used were 'a green lung'."

Alistair Flatman, agent for Persimmon Homes, said the design of the development would retain many trees and green areas, and would improve access to them.

He said: "This landscape-led approach has been integral from day one."

The matter was taken to the vote and the committee went against officers' recommendations, refusing the application unanimously.

Panel member, Councillor Anne Hawkesworth (Ind, Ilkley), said: "I still fundamentally believe it is urban green space."

Afterwards, Mr Butters said: "I'm absolutely delighted. The fact this was a unanimous decision means the underlying arguments were just too powerful."

He said the fact practically the whole community had united against the plans showed the strength of feeling locally, and described the decision as "a victory for common sense".

But many of the same campaigners lost their next fight, against a plan for 267 homes on green fields at nearby Simpsons Green, Apperley Road, Apperley Bridge.

The decision came down to the wire, with three councillors voting in favour of the plan and three against.

The chairman, Councillor David Warburton, used his casting vote to grant approval to the Miller Homes plan.

Afterwards, ward councillor Jeanette Sunderland (Lib Dem, Idle and Thackley), who had spoken against both applications, said she was delighted with the victory over Cote Farm but "deeply disappointed that we couldn't have the same result for Simpsons Green".

She said: "It's the same schools we are talking about, it's the same Leeds Road, it's the same problems in terms of infrastructure."

Meanwhile, a plan for 233 homes and 2,160 sq m of commercial floor space in leafy Cullingworth met with little public resistance.

The plan was to build the development on the site of an industrial estate being demolished at Manywells Brow.

Ward councillor Simon Cooke (Con, Bingley Rural) told the panel that at early public meetings about the scheme, he had explained to residents that opposition would probably be futile and it would be more productive to fight for the local facilities a larger village would need.

He said there was an opportunity to fund a new village hall and pre-school, at no cost to the Council, by using £410,000 of the developer's 'section 106' contributions to local amenities.

Cllr Cooke's wife, Kathryn Toledano, said the hall was well used by the villagers but couldn't accommodate everyone who wanted to use it.

She said: "We are currently turning regular and one-off users away."

Mark Johnson, the agent for the developer Barratt David Wilson Homes, said he would have no objection to funding the hall, provided the total 106 contribution by the company did not increase.

The idea won the backing of the panel, which granted planning permission unanimously.

Committee member Councillor Doreen Lee said it was fantastic to see a community come up with a concrete suggestion of how to spend the 106 money.

She said: "Personally, I think it is a wonderful idea. Don't argue, give them the money. It's about time we did more of this sort of thing."

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7:59am Fri 5 Sep 14

Bone_idle18 says...

Poor decision, access to the Simpson green site is very poor, and already congested (Apperly Road). I guess one developer had fatter brown envelopes at the end of the day.
Poor decision, access to the Simpson green site is very poor, and already congested (Apperly Road). I guess one developer had fatter brown envelopes at the end of the day. Bone_idle18
  • Score: 10

8:27am Fri 5 Sep 14

Idlesteve says...

Disgusting.

Which 3 panel members voted in favour ?

The closing of Hemmingway Rd forcing traffic to go to Greengates traffic lights ( already extremely congested) and taking a rat run behind the Albion pub which has a school on it is absurd.

The planning panel are guilty of complete incompetence and most probably corruption in my opinion. How much are they being bribed to pass it.

Also, bad journalism by the T&A by posting a victory headline with a picture of the canal by Simpson green which was approved.
Disgusting. Which 3 panel members voted in favour ? The closing of Hemmingway Rd forcing traffic to go to Greengates traffic lights ( already extremely congested) and taking a rat run behind the Albion pub which has a school on it is absurd. The planning panel are guilty of complete incompetence and most probably corruption in my opinion. How much are they being bribed to pass it. Also, bad journalism by the T&A by posting a victory headline with a picture of the canal by Simpson green which was approved. Idlesteve
  • Score: 12

9:30am Fri 5 Sep 14

dellorri says...

Use brownfield every time, Lord knows there is enough of it in Bradford, nearly every day it seems another OLD building is being demolished as unsafe. So surely there are plenty of sites for homes to be built on which don't use green belt land?
Use brownfield every time, Lord knows there is enough of it in Bradford, nearly every day it seems another OLD building is being demolished as unsafe. So surely there are plenty of sites for homes to be built on which don't use green belt land? dellorri
  • Score: 14

9:57am Fri 5 Sep 14

idlerunner says...

Dreadful reporting from the T&A, this is an awful decision for Apperley Bridge.

Tesco and new traffic on Hemingway road! There will be accidents on that corner as people pull out into the queuing traffic.

By all accounts it looks like the Simpson Green hearing was rushed and unfair in comparison to Cote Farm.

Disgusting.
Dreadful reporting from the T&A, this is an awful decision for Apperley Bridge. Tesco and new traffic on Hemingway road! There will be accidents on that corner as people pull out into the queuing traffic. By all accounts it looks like the Simpson Green hearing was rushed and unfair in comparison to Cote Farm. Disgusting. idlerunner
  • Score: 2

12:31pm Fri 5 Sep 14

Spartacus P says...

Both Cote Farm and Simpson Green planning applications were both filmed and a fair report of the debarcle of at City Hall will be presented to the council and Secretary of State to see the undemocratic process we have in our local authority on greenbelt planning applications.

All greenbelt land is being usurped by builders due to Bradford Council not having a 5 year land allocation plan and Bradford has a housing shortage. (May I add not for £300 to £500k executive homes that the people of Bradford can not afford) This is the main reason why they pass housing applications, plus they can not afford to pay the court fee when the builders take the decision to appeal.

This is becoming standard procedure at Bradford Council's planning committee. We have seen over the the last 12 months with a number of sensitive applications being passed, when all other mitigating factors such as highway safety, environmental issues, building flats on heritage and conservation areas where grade 2 listed building are. Inadequate and unexplained emergency access routes, both primary and seconadary schools over capacity and have been expanded to 2 form entry to meet existing local demand, with still a number of children in this area without a local school place for this September. Doctors, dentists full and we are waiting 2 weeks for an appointment. Access road which the police report, wanted pulling out of the scheme due to the risk of crime and anti social behaviour, due to Apperley Bridge being the top 5 listed places for crime in the UK. These affluent homes will only add to this. Only last month 14 cars were stolen to order in BD10. Some evenings it is like living in the Bronx due the the police helicopter circling the area.
This is complete incompetence and one could argue that all greenbelt land from the original 2005 land grab is being put forward before December 2014 so this justification gets the greenbelt seal of approval before the councils new land allocation and housing strategy get signed off in December this year. The new strategy is very much based on sustainable development on brownfield but yet again over 4000 homes in a Bradford's outer areas green belt to be built on. Due to the precedent case last week where Miller homes were refused to build 300 homes in Bramhope due to the proposed housing of 'unaffordable' executive homes not for filling Leeds Councils proposed much needed affordable core housing strategy. This could be used in all cases in Bradford council and put a stop to this. However, we are just faced with the anarchy more environmental, infrastructure problems, lack of local school places, doctors and dentists, increased traffic congestion, pollution, high car and home insurance. High council tax rates. The building misery. Poor quality of life for the community and a week along the beautiful canal will never be the same again.
Shame on you Bradford Council. The T and A can only report facts and facts they will get.
This picture of the canal with the flats over looking a conservation, heritage area where the beautiful Dobson lock and grade 11 listed cottages and works office is an offensive to all the community of Apperley Bridge, Idle and Thackley.
Both Cote Farm and Simpson Green planning applications were both filmed and a fair report of the debarcle of at City Hall will be presented to the council and Secretary of State to see the undemocratic process we have in our local authority on greenbelt planning applications. All greenbelt land is being usurped by builders due to Bradford Council not having a 5 year land allocation plan and Bradford has a housing shortage. (May I add not for £300 to £500k executive homes that the people of Bradford can not afford) This is the main reason why they pass housing applications, plus they can not afford to pay the court fee when the builders take the decision to appeal. This is becoming standard procedure at Bradford Council's planning committee. We have seen over the the last 12 months with a number of sensitive applications being passed, when all other mitigating factors such as highway safety, environmental issues, building flats on heritage and conservation areas where grade 2 listed building are. Inadequate and unexplained emergency access routes, both primary and seconadary schools over capacity and have been expanded to 2 form entry to meet existing local demand, with still a number of children in this area without a local school place for this September. Doctors, dentists full and we are waiting 2 weeks for an appointment. Access road which the police report, wanted pulling out of the scheme due to the risk of crime and anti social behaviour, due to Apperley Bridge being the top 5 listed places for crime in the UK. These affluent homes will only add to this. Only last month 14 cars were stolen to order in BD10. Some evenings it is like living in the Bronx due the the police helicopter circling the area. This is complete incompetence and one could argue that all greenbelt land from the original 2005 land grab is being put forward before December 2014 so this justification gets the greenbelt seal of approval before the councils new land allocation and housing strategy get signed off in December this year. The new strategy is very much based on sustainable development on brownfield but yet again over 4000 homes in a Bradford's outer areas green belt to be built on. Due to the precedent case last week where Miller homes were refused to build 300 homes in Bramhope due to the proposed housing of 'unaffordable' executive homes not for filling Leeds Councils proposed much needed affordable core housing strategy. This could be used in all cases in Bradford council and put a stop to this. However, we are just faced with the anarchy more environmental, infrastructure problems, lack of local school places, doctors and dentists, increased traffic congestion, pollution, high car and home insurance. High council tax rates. The building misery. Poor quality of life for the community and a week along the beautiful canal will never be the same again. Shame on you Bradford Council. The T and A can only report facts and facts they will get. This picture of the canal with the flats over looking a conservation, heritage area where the beautiful Dobson lock and grade 11 listed cottages and works office is an offensive to all the community of Apperley Bridge, Idle and Thackley. Spartacus P
  • Score: 5

12:43pm Fri 5 Sep 14

1chop says...

I live on Apperley Road and it doesn't bother me. If they make it access only like there is a suggestion of, then even better. Stop the rat runs on Apperley Road/Hemingway Road and the traffic problem that so many people were commenting about in their objections will cease(the people who use it as a rat run but don't live there - yes, why are you objecting, oh because it'll slow down your short cut!!). Yes it will put more traffic to greengates junction, but that is being redeveloped as well to make it a better junction.

Cllt Hawksworth says it's the same schools, same Leeds Road as Cote Farm, well, no it's not. Cote farm has Idle, Thackley and 2 schools in Windhill, Apperley Bridge has Greengates, Thorpe, Parklands so it's not the same schools being affected. Get your facts right Councillor!

And as for Spartacus saying it's like the Bronx in BD10, I think I've heard the police helicopter twice in the last 6 months. 14 cars stolen to order in BD10? Do you realise how big an area BD10 is?? It's more than just Apperley Bridge. You'll probably find those cars were stolen in Ravenscliffe and Thorpe Edge

I can't wait for the Tesco on hemingway road, that'll be my shopping made so much easier!
I live on Apperley Road and it doesn't bother me. If they make it access only like there is a suggestion of, then even better. Stop the rat runs on Apperley Road/Hemingway Road and the traffic problem that so many people were commenting about in their objections will cease(the people who use it as a rat run but don't live there - yes, why are you objecting, oh because it'll slow down your short cut!!). Yes it will put more traffic to greengates junction, but that is being redeveloped as well to make it a better junction. Cllt Hawksworth says it's the same schools, same Leeds Road as Cote Farm, well, no it's not. Cote farm has Idle, Thackley and 2 schools in Windhill, Apperley Bridge has Greengates, Thorpe, Parklands so it's not the same schools being affected. Get your facts right Councillor! And as for Spartacus saying it's like the Bronx in BD10, I think I've heard the police helicopter twice in the last 6 months. 14 cars stolen to order in BD10? Do you realise how big an area BD10 is?? It's more than just Apperley Bridge. You'll probably find those cars were stolen in Ravenscliffe and Thorpe Edge I can't wait for the Tesco on hemingway road, that'll be my shopping made so much easier! 1chop
  • Score: 2

3:29pm Fri 5 Sep 14

Bone_idle18 says...

Robin of Loxley wrote:
Boycott the vile pro-Zionist Tesco.
This has nothing to do with you, stick to tossing off to beheading videos!
[quote][p][bold]Robin of Loxley[/bold] wrote: Boycott the vile pro-Zionist Tesco.[/p][/quote]This has nothing to do with you, stick to tossing off to beheading videos! Bone_idle18
  • Score: -2

3:33pm Fri 5 Sep 14

Bone_idle18 says...

1chop wrote:
I live on Apperley Road and it doesn't bother me. If they make it access only like there is a suggestion of, then even better. Stop the rat runs on Apperley Road/Hemingway Road and the traffic problem that so many people were commenting about in their objections will cease(the people who use it as a rat run but don't live there - yes, why are you objecting, oh because it'll slow down your short cut!!). Yes it will put more traffic to greengates junction, but that is being redeveloped as well to make it a better junction.

Cllt Hawksworth says it's the same schools, same Leeds Road as Cote Farm, well, no it's not. Cote farm has Idle, Thackley and 2 schools in Windhill, Apperley Bridge has Greengates, Thorpe, Parklands so it's not the same schools being affected. Get your facts right Councillor!

And as for Spartacus saying it's like the Bronx in BD10, I think I've heard the police helicopter twice in the last 6 months. 14 cars stolen to order in BD10? Do you realise how big an area BD10 is?? It's more than just Apperley Bridge. You'll probably find those cars were stolen in Ravenscliffe and Thorpe Edge

I can't wait for the Tesco on hemingway road, that'll be my shopping made so much easier!
So you're happy for green land to be built on?

And, we're not just talking about primary schools, Immanuel is the main secondary school for the area, and that is also full!

I hope this ill-conceived development really brings the value of your house down. no longer beautiful canal walk on your doorstep, just a building site and then some ugly, fake stone, houses with more cars than parking space!
[quote][p][bold]1chop[/bold] wrote: I live on Apperley Road and it doesn't bother me. If they make it access only like there is a suggestion of, then even better. Stop the rat runs on Apperley Road/Hemingway Road and the traffic problem that so many people were commenting about in their objections will cease(the people who use it as a rat run but don't live there - yes, why are you objecting, oh because it'll slow down your short cut!!). Yes it will put more traffic to greengates junction, but that is being redeveloped as well to make it a better junction. Cllt Hawksworth says it's the same schools, same Leeds Road as Cote Farm, well, no it's not. Cote farm has Idle, Thackley and 2 schools in Windhill, Apperley Bridge has Greengates, Thorpe, Parklands so it's not the same schools being affected. Get your facts right Councillor! And as for Spartacus saying it's like the Bronx in BD10, I think I've heard the police helicopter twice in the last 6 months. 14 cars stolen to order in BD10? Do you realise how big an area BD10 is?? It's more than just Apperley Bridge. You'll probably find those cars were stolen in Ravenscliffe and Thorpe Edge I can't wait for the Tesco on hemingway road, that'll be my shopping made so much easier![/p][/quote]So you're happy for green land to be built on? And, we're not just talking about primary schools, Immanuel is the main secondary school for the area, and that is also full! I hope this ill-conceived development really brings the value of your house down. no longer beautiful canal walk on your doorstep, just a building site and then some ugly, fake stone, houses with more cars than parking space! Bone_idle18
  • Score: 7

4:51pm Fri 5 Sep 14

Robin of Loxley says...

Bone_idle18 wrote:
Robin of Loxley wrote:
Boycott the vile pro-Zionist Tesco.
This has nothing to do with you, stick to tossing off to beheading videos!
Be quiet, BNP/EDL savage.
[quote][p][bold]Bone_idle18[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Robin of Loxley[/bold] wrote: Boycott the vile pro-Zionist Tesco.[/p][/quote]This has nothing to do with you, stick to tossing off to beheading videos![/p][/quote]Be quiet, BNP/EDL savage. Robin of Loxley
  • Score: -1

5:17pm Fri 5 Sep 14

Spartacus P says...

1chop wrote:
I live on Apperley Road and it doesn't bother me. If they make it access only like there is a suggestion of, then even better. Stop the rat runs on Apperley Road/Hemingway Road and the traffic problem that so many people were commenting about in their objections will cease(the people who use it as a rat run but don't live there - yes, why are you objecting, oh because it'll slow down your short cut!!). Yes it will put more traffic to greengates junction, but that is being redeveloped as well to make it a better junction.

Cllt Hawksworth says it's the same schools, same Leeds Road as Cote Farm, well, no it's not. Cote farm has Idle, Thackley and 2 schools in Windhill, Apperley Bridge has Greengates, Thorpe, Parklands so it's not the same schools being affected. Get your facts right Councillor!

And as for Spartacus saying it's like the Bronx in BD10, I think I've heard the police helicopter twice in the last 6 months. 14 cars stolen to order in BD10? Do you realise how big an area BD10 is?? It's more than just Apperley Bridge. You'll probably find those cars were stolen in Ravenscliffe and Thorpe Edge

I can't wait for the Tesco on hemingway road, that'll be my shopping made so much easier!
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\outl0\strokewidth0 \strokec2 1 chop , to respond, High value top of range cars stolen to order. Not many of them in Thorpe edge. If you go on the the WY crimes sites and type in your postcode, it pin points on a map right down to the street where, when and what crimes have taken place. \
I am sure they will have a track system on the police helicopter. I also can not wait to spend another 10 minutes turning right when Tesco Express built and hope the children crossing the junction to walk to School, can make there way through the queuing traffic and judge cars coming in and out of Tesco and ones turning down from Leeds road. When the junction according to the out of date 2011 traffic survey is already over 100 capacity at peak times with out the extra traffic from Tesco express, the new station. But hay hoo what's a few more pedestrian/car accidents.\
I am sure Greengates Improvements will sort all our issues out.\
Even when we have heavy plant vehicles using the road to get into the site entrance which has been very safely put infront of the canal swing bridge by the dog kennels, when all the cars are double parked down Hemmingway and Apperley Road. Make sure you put your wing mirrors in. \
267 homes should only take 3 to 5 years of disruption all going on whist Greengates junction is being improved. And the good old section 106 agreement have been very good to let even more traffic use Hemmingway/ Apperley Road junction whilst they improve Greengates, then they might decide to make Applerley Road a cul de sac with their mid/post accessment for a road closure due to already knowing the high unsafe volume of traffic.}
[quote][p][bold]1chop[/bold] wrote: I live on Apperley Road and it doesn't bother me. If they make it access only like there is a suggestion of, then even better. Stop the rat runs on Apperley Road/Hemingway Road and the traffic problem that so many people were commenting about in their objections will cease(the people who use it as a rat run but don't live there - yes, why are you objecting, oh because it'll slow down your short cut!!). Yes it will put more traffic to greengates junction, but that is being redeveloped as well to make it a better junction. Cllt Hawksworth says it's the same schools, same Leeds Road as Cote Farm, well, no it's not. Cote farm has Idle, Thackley and 2 schools in Windhill, Apperley Bridge has Greengates, Thorpe, Parklands so it's not the same schools being affected. Get your facts right Councillor! And as for Spartacus saying it's like the Bronx in BD10, I think I've heard the police helicopter twice in the last 6 months. 14 cars stolen to order in BD10? Do you realise how big an area BD10 is?? It's more than just Apperley Bridge. You'll probably find those cars were stolen in Ravenscliffe and Thorpe Edge I can't wait for the Tesco on hemingway road, that'll be my shopping made so much easier![/p][/quote]{\rtf1\ansi\ansicpg1 252 {\fonttbl\f0\fnil\fc harset0 .HelveticaNeueInterf ace-Regular;} {\colortbl;\red255\g reen255\blue255;\red 85\green85\blue85;\r ed255\green255\blue2 55;} \deftab720 \pard\pardeftab720\s l360\sa200\partighte nfactor0 \f0\fs24 \cf2 \cb3 \expnd0\expndtw0\ker ning0 \outl0\strokewidth0 \strokec2 1 chop , to respond, High value top of range cars stolen to order. Not many of them in Thorpe edge. If you go on the the WY crimes sites and type in your postcode, it pin points on a map right down to the street where, when and what crimes have taken place. \ I am sure they will have a track system on the police helicopter. I also can not wait to spend another 10 minutes turning right when Tesco Express built and hope the children crossing the junction to walk to School, can make there way through the queuing traffic and judge cars coming in and out of Tesco and ones turning down from Leeds road. When the junction according to the out of date 2011 traffic survey is already over 100 capacity at peak times with out the extra traffic from Tesco express, the new station. But hay hoo what's a few more pedestrian/car accidents.\ I am sure Greengates Improvements will sort all our issues out.\ Even when we have heavy plant vehicles using the road to get into the site entrance which has been very safely put infront of the canal swing bridge by the dog kennels, when all the cars are double parked down Hemmingway and Apperley Road. Make sure you put your wing mirrors in. \ 267 homes should only take 3 to 5 years of disruption all going on whist Greengates junction is being improved. And the good old section 106 agreement have been very good to let even more traffic use Hemmingway/ Apperley Road junction whilst they improve Greengates, then they might decide to make Applerley Road a cul de sac with their mid/post accessment for a road closure due to already knowing the high unsafe volume of traffic.} Spartacus P
  • Score: 5

6:19pm Fri 5 Sep 14

llos25 says...

1chop wrote:
I live on Apperley Road and it doesn't bother me. If they make it access only like there is a suggestion of, then even better. Stop the rat runs on Apperley Road/Hemingway Road and the traffic problem that so many people were commenting about in their objections will cease(the people who use it as a rat run but don't live there - yes, why are you objecting, oh because it'll slow down your short cut!!). Yes it will put more traffic to greengates junction, but that is being redeveloped as well to make it a better junction.

Cllt Hawksworth says it's the same schools, same Leeds Road as Cote Farm, well, no it's not. Cote farm has Idle, Thackley and 2 schools in Windhill, Apperley Bridge has Greengates, Thorpe, Parklands so it's not the same schools being affected. Get your facts right Councillor!

And as for Spartacus saying it's like the Bronx in BD10, I think I've heard the police helicopter twice in the last 6 months. 14 cars stolen to order in BD10? Do you realise how big an area BD10 is?? It's more than just Apperley Bridge. You'll probably find those cars were stolen in Ravenscliffe and Thorpe Edge

I can't wait for the Tesco on hemingway road, that'll be my shopping made so much easier!
Your an idiot with the views of a moron you fail to read the article properly and as far as the police helicopter I was in Bradford for three weeks earlier this year and heard it every night Bradford is like the Bronx used to be.
[quote][p][bold]1chop[/bold] wrote: I live on Apperley Road and it doesn't bother me. If they make it access only like there is a suggestion of, then even better. Stop the rat runs on Apperley Road/Hemingway Road and the traffic problem that so many people were commenting about in their objections will cease(the people who use it as a rat run but don't live there - yes, why are you objecting, oh because it'll slow down your short cut!!). Yes it will put more traffic to greengates junction, but that is being redeveloped as well to make it a better junction. Cllt Hawksworth says it's the same schools, same Leeds Road as Cote Farm, well, no it's not. Cote farm has Idle, Thackley and 2 schools in Windhill, Apperley Bridge has Greengates, Thorpe, Parklands so it's not the same schools being affected. Get your facts right Councillor! And as for Spartacus saying it's like the Bronx in BD10, I think I've heard the police helicopter twice in the last 6 months. 14 cars stolen to order in BD10? Do you realise how big an area BD10 is?? It's more than just Apperley Bridge. You'll probably find those cars were stolen in Ravenscliffe and Thorpe Edge I can't wait for the Tesco on hemingway road, that'll be my shopping made so much easier![/p][/quote]Your an idiot with the views of a moron you fail to read the article properly and as far as the police helicopter I was in Bradford for three weeks earlier this year and heard it every night Bradford is like the Bronx used to be. llos25
  • Score: 0

10:33pm Fri 5 Sep 14

idf fanclub says...

Dobbin of Loxley (aka Johnny the mu)...

A sad white freak pretending to be Asian, pretending to be an Islamic.

Been at it for years. Banned hundreds of times from just about every forum/media in the UK.

And still at it with his "vile Zionist" cliche. No matter what the subject (such as this one about planning decisions) - he turns it to an anti-Semitic, pro terrorist gibber.

Dobbin - how come you aren't out in Iraq fighting with your beloved Islamic State monsters?
Dobbin of Loxley (aka Johnny the mu)... A sad white freak pretending to be Asian, pretending to be an Islamic. Been at it for years. Banned hundreds of times from just about every forum/media in the UK. And still at it with his "vile Zionist" cliche. No matter what the subject (such as this one about planning decisions) - he turns it to an anti-Semitic, pro terrorist gibber. Dobbin - how come you aren't out in Iraq fighting with your beloved Islamic State monsters? idf fanclub
  • Score: 4

12:50pm Sat 6 Sep 14

Apperley lass says...

I am disgusted with the T and A for not realising that the picture of the canal they showed when they said residents had won the fight against the developers is nowhere near Cote Farm and is in fact part of the Simpson Green development. Perhaps the chairman of the planning committee who gave the casting vote - living in Odsal and representing Wyke is also ignorant of the area.
There are no winners as now the Cote Farm children will be further away from the local secondary school than the children on the Simpson Green estate.
The only winners are the developers and Bradford Council who now have the money to sort our Greengates crossroads which should have been done years ago before any new development was agreed for this area.
I am disgusted with the T and A for not realising that the picture of the canal they showed when they said residents had won the fight against the developers is nowhere near Cote Farm and is in fact part of the Simpson Green development. Perhaps the chairman of the planning committee who gave the casting vote - living in Odsal and representing Wyke is also ignorant of the area. There are no winners as now the Cote Farm children will be further away from the local secondary school than the children on the Simpson Green estate. The only winners are the developers and Bradford Council who now have the money to sort our Greengates crossroads which should have been done years ago before any new development was agreed for this area. Apperley lass
  • Score: 2
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