MP David Ward and Kaiser Chief Ricky Wilson among those set to go 'commando' for charity

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Ricky Wilson on stage

5:34pm Thursday 6th March 2014

Bradford East MP David Ward and Keighley-born singer Ricky Wilson are among the high profile men ‘going commando’ for charity.

'We don't need to build on green land' says housing minister Hopkins

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Housing Minister Kris Hopkins

6:00am Tuesday 14th January 2014

New Housing Minister Kris Hopkins today denies Bradford has a homes crisis – and accuses Council chiefs of failing to exploit the “huge amount of land on offer”.

Council chief hits back at Hopkins over house building

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Coun Val Slater

6:00am Tuesday 14th January 2014

Bradford’s housing chief has criticised Kris Hopkins’ comments, calling the idea of building 20,000 homes in the Canal Road corridor “ludicrous.”

Famous names back bid to save countryside

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: TV star Tony Robinson

7:44pm Sunday 14th July 2013

Famous names from the art and entertainment world have joined the fight to Save Our Green Spaces by announcing that England’s “precious, inspirational and irreplaceable” countryside is being eroded by poorly planned developments,.

Public flock to Pool-in-Wharfedale meeting on housing plan

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Pool-in-Wharfedale Parish Council chairman Councillor Hazel Lee

1:00pm Saturday 8th June 2013

More than 200 people attended a public meeting in Pool-in-Wharfedale to voice fears about housing proposals.

Estimates for new houses slashed by 14,000

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Terry Brown

10:56am Thursday 11th April 2013

Calls were made last night for a major re-think over Bradford Council’s new homes strategy after latest Government figures showed that the growth in the number of future households will not be as high as first thought.

Save Our Green Spaces: Why brownfield sites make ideal homes

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Construction work at the Windhill site

11:14am Thursday 21st March 2013

Bradford’s fields and green spaces are increasingly under threat. Thank goodness, then, for the district’s social housing provider which is implementing a policy of building on the site of old housing and post-industrial lots.

Protestors in Shipley win fight to save green space at heart of community

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Councillor Kevin Warnes (left), Carole Robinson and Rob Flitcroft at the site

8:00am Wednesday 20th March 2013

Precious green space in Shipley under threat from a car park planned by housing giant Incommunities has been saved by campaigning local residents.

MP Davies blasts Council over green fields building

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: MP Philip Davies (right) backing campaigners battling to stop 440 homes being built on green fields at Sty Lane in Micklethwaite

11:00am Wednesday 12th December 2012

Bradford Council’s urge to build on Aire Valley greenfield sites is a ‘senseless answer’ to the needs of its booming inner city population and creates country homes which those people simply do not want, Shipley MP Philip Davies has claimed.

Homes on green land suggestion rubbished by Bradford campaigners and councillors

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Terry Brown

7:00am Thursday 29th November 2012

Planning minister Nick Boles has been blasted by campaigners – and even a councillor from his own party – after suggesting that a third more of the countryside should be built on.

£15m boost to Bradford Council from recycling homes

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Chain Street in Bradford which is being redeveloped from a slum clearance scheme

7:00am Friday 28th September 2012

Bradford has been hailed a top performer in a national scheme to bring empty council homes back into use after figures revealed that nearly 2,000 abandoned properties across the district have been brought back to life.

Liberal Democrats call for scrapping of planning law changes

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford Bulls: ‘Quitting Odsal for Valley Parade simply has to happen’, says MP

7:00am Thursday 27th September 2012

Controversial government proposals to reform the planning system which critics fear would see Bradford’s green spaces under threat were dealt a blow after the Liberal Democrats called for them to be scrapped.

Tax rise ‘a threat to listed buildings’ says Bradford property expert

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Developer and former Bradford Property Forum chairman Andrew Mason outside his Victoria Mills development in Shipley

7:00am Monday 24th September 2012

A property expert has warned more than 6,000 listed buildings across Bradford district face an uncertain future because of “barking mad” tax changes taking effect from next month.

Bid to be unveiled for 120 homes on Haworth site

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Pervez Abbas, pictured in 2008, stands on the site of the proposed development in Weavers Hill, Haworth

7:00am Friday 21st September 2012

A Bradford businessman is set to reveal plans to build 120 homes on greenfield land in Haworth .

Bradford councillors' ‘no’ to revised Allerton homes bid

7:00am Wednesday 19th September 2012

Overjoyed campaigners are celebrating after councillors scuppered a re-worked plan to cover a greenfield site in 292 homes.

Menston Action Group gets support from Guiseley and Rawdon councillors

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The Derry Hill site

9:00am Friday 14th September 2012

Campaigners who are battling to prevent hundreds of homes being built in their village have been given a pledge of support by neighbouring councillors.

Bradford Council accused of 'secrecy' over land use consultation

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: ElectionsModule Candidate photo

10:00am Wednesday 22nd August 2012

Bradford Council has been accused of breaking the “spirit” of open Government by only making comments on a district-wide consultation available in the city centre.

£2.9m homes scheme for Eccleshill unveiled

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: An artist’s impressions of the Eccleshill homes

6:50am Saturday 12th May 2012

A £2.9 million scheme for 25 houses on land in Eccleshill, Bradford, has been welcomed by councillors.

Group set to form to fight Rawdon homes idea

10:40am Wednesday 18th April 2012

A new group to battle plans to develop green land in Aireborough will be officially formed next week.

MP David Ward: Housing comment is ‘class warfare’

8:50am Saturday 28th January 2012

A political row has erupted over comments made by the councillor in charge of housing that Bradford Council would “stand up to the middle classes” in the battle over the development of greenfield sites.

A65 group says it is attracting support of politicians as it battles new homes

9:00am Wednesday 25th January 2012

A leading green space pressure group says it is in a stronger position than ever after winning the backing of a number of politicians.

Holme Wood and Tong green belt housing bid recommended

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Residents protest over the proposed use of green belt land between Tong and Holme Wood

8:10am Saturday 21st January 2012

Leading councillors have pressed ahead with plans for Holme Wood and Tong which clear the way for up to 2,700 homes to be built despite residents’ objections.

‘Two fields isn’t a green belt for Wilsden’

8:00am Saturday 7th January 2012

More than 700 new homes could be built in Wilsden over the next 17 years, according to draft plans published by Bradford Council as part of its Local Development Framework consultations.

'Thornton would be stretched even more by building’

8:50am Friday 6th January 2012

A total of 700 new homes could be built in Thornton according to draft plans by Bradford Council as part of its Local Development Framework.

‘Steeton with Eastburn identified as a hub for commuting’

9:00am Thursday 5th January 2012

Proposals to build up to 895 homes on green fields in Steeton over the next 17 years will turn the village in to a “commuter hub” and create pressure on infrastructure and services, councillors have warned.

Bradford planning strategy comment period is extended

8:20am Thursday 5th January 2012

Bradford Council is to expand the consultation on a key development document allowing more people and organisations to have their say.

Leeds claim LDF plan objection is valid

8:00am Thursday 5th January 2012

A senior councillor insists Leeds is not spoiling for a fight, despite plans to object to proposals for hundreds of new homes across Bradford.

Silsden would grow by a half under framework

8:20am Wednesday 4th January 2012

A total of 1,700 new homes will be needed in Silsden according to draft plans by Bradford Council as part of its Local Development Framework.

Former industrial sites ‘have lots of potential’

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Coun Martin Love

8:49am Wednesday 4th January 2012

Hundreds of potential housing sites across the district have been identified by Bradford Council planners as the first stage in designating land for development under the Local Development Framework. The Council claims up to 45,500 new homes would need to be built across the district by 2028 to meet housing needs, and the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment is a first look at what parcels of green field and brown field land are likely to be part of that debate. In the 23rd of a series of 27 articles analysing the key study into the availability of land in Bradford, Aire Valley Chief Reporter Marc Meneaud looks in depth at the possibilities for housing sites in Shipley.

New concern over Queensbury houses battleground

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: ElectionsModule Candidate photo

8:47am Wednesday 4th January 2012

Hundreds of potential housing sites across the district have been identified by Bradford Council planners as the first stage in designating land for development under the Local Development Framework. The Council claims up to 45,500 new homes would need to be built across the district by 2028 to meet housing needs, and the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment is a first look at what parcels of green field and brown field land are likely to be part of that debate. In the 22nd of a series of 27 articles analysing the key study into the availability of land in Bradford, reporter Hannah Baker looks in depth at the possibilities for housing sites in Queensbury.

'New Oakworth homes would mean more congestion'

8:10am Friday 30th December 2011

Oakworth is “choked” with traffic and can’t cope with more development until the infrastructure is improved, a councillor has warned.

Housing group’s boss says fix up homes first before building in Ilkley

12:50pm Tuesday 27th December 2011

The chairman of the district’s biggest social landlord believes other houses should be put into order before any new homes appear in Ilkley.

Haworth's tourism appeal could be ruined by housing plans

10:30am Monday 26th December 2011

The “jewel in Bradford’s tourism crown” will turn from “gold to tin” if draft plans for hundreds of homes in the Worth Valley are approved, a councillor has warned.

Derelict sites may be used in Bradford South West

1:19pm Saturday 24th December 2011

A total of 4,500 new homes will be needed in the south west of Bradford, according to draft plans by Bradford Council as part of its Local Development Framework.

Bradford North West green belt concerns raised

11:01am Saturday 24th December 2011

Under draft plans setting out a district-wide blueprint until 2028, a total of 4,000 new homes will be needed in the north-west of Bradford.

'We need more people in Bradford South East'

10:58am Saturday 24th December 2011

In the seventh of a series of 27 articles analysing the key study into the availability of land in Bradford, DOLORES COWBURN looks in depth at the possibili-ties for housing sites in Bradford South East.

Eccleshill, Idle and Thackley 'need homes for elderly'

10:57am Saturday 24th December 2011

As Bradford Council reveals it believes there will be room for more than 4,000 new houses in North East Bradford by 2028, concerns have been raised about whether they will be built for the residents who need them the most.

Bradford city centre homes ‘won’t fill the gap’

10:55am Saturday 24th December 2011

Bradford City Centre needs up to 3,500 new homes within a 17-year period according to the draft LDF document.

‘There’s no more room for housing in Bingley’

10:54am Saturday 24th December 2011

“Bingley is full” and lacks the infrastructure to cope with any more housing development, a councillor has warned.

‘Baildon roads would not cope with homes’

10:52am Saturday 24th December 2011

Transport infrastructure in Baildon will be stretched “to breaking point” if draft plans for a major homes expansion are agreed, a councillor has warned.

‘Addingham doesn’t need 400 new village houses’

10:50am Saturday 24th December 2011

Hundreds of new homes proposed for Addingham could effectively force local people out of the village, it has been claimed.

‘Don’t destroy the rural aspect of Harden'

10:49am Saturday 24th December 2011

Marc Meneaud looks in depth at the possibilities for housing sites in Harden.

'Brownfield sites must be our priority in Denholme'

10:52am Saturday 24th December 2011

In the 12th of a series of 27 articles analysing the key study into the availability of land in Bradford, reporter Marc Meneaud looks in depth at the possibilities for housing sites in Denholme.

Campaigners reject housing plans for East Morton

9:20am Friday 23rd December 2011

Draft plans for major housing development in East Morton will “change the character of the area”, the village society has warned.

Plea to solve road chaos in Cullingworth

8:40am Wednesday 21st December 2011

Proposals to build more than 250 homes in Cullingworth to meet future housing needs have been cautiously welcomed by district and parish councillors.

Cottingley would be 'suffocated'

10:00am Tuesday 20th December 2011

Hundreds of new homes in Cottingley would cause “complete gridlock” on already badly-congested roads, a senior councillor has warned.

Canal corridor earmarked for major housing

10:54am Saturday 24th December 2011

In the ninth of a series of 27 articles analysing the key study into the availability of land in Bradford, reporter Marc Meneaud looks in depth at the possibilities for housing sites on the Canal Road corridor in Bradford.

More pressure on Burley-in-Wharfedale road links

10:56am Saturday 24th December 2011

In the ninth of a series of 27 articles analysing the key study into the availability of land in Bradford, reporter Jonathan Redhead looks in depth at the possibilities for housing sites in Burley.

Derelict sites may be used

10:57am Saturday 24th December 2011

In the eight of a series of 27 articles analysing the key study into the availability of land in Bradford, City Hall Reporter JO WINROW looks in depth at the possibilities for housing sites in Bradford South West.

Save Our Green Spaces campaign dossier handed to Bradford Council

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Councillor Val Slater, Telegraph & Argus Deputy Editor Damian Holmes, chairman of Heaton Township Association Elizabeth Hellmich and campaigner David Walker look over the dossier as the Council receives it

8:20am Monday 24th October 2011

A dossier mapping many of the 13,720 empty homes and 268 derelict sites across the Bradford district has been handed to Bradford Council as part of the Telegraph & Argus’s Save Our Green Spaces campaign.



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