PLANS to build 42,100 homes in the district by 2030 should be scaled back like they have been in Leeds, a councillor has said.

Councillor Anne Hawkesworth (Ind, Ilkley) said housing bosses at Bradford Council should take a close look at what is happening in Leeds, where housing projections are being slashed by 21 per cent.

Leeds City Council had originally predicted it needed to build 70,000 new homes by 2028, a figure that was backed by an independent Government inspector.

But a major review could see this number cut to 55,000.

Bradford Council is due to finally ratify its planning blueprint, the Local Plan Core Strategy, at a meeting tomorrow.

Cllr Hawkesworth (pictured) said the changes that Brexit would bring about could mean there would be less pressure to build new houses.

She added: “I’ve said - and it has been said time and time again - that the numbers were over-ambitious in the first place.”