Menston Action Group gets support from Guiseley and Rawdon councillors

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The Derry Hill site The Derry Hill site

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

The three ward councillors for Guiseley and Rawdon have stressed their backing for Menston Action Group which is planning to seek a judicial review if proposals for 300 homes in their village are fully approved.

The councillors say the homes would have a huge impact on the areas they represent – increasing pressure on local amenities such as doctors’ surgeries and schools as well as roads and public transport.

Councillor Pat Latty said: “Guiseley has been subjected to a number of new developments in the last few years, despite strong opposition from local people, so I know exactly how the people of Menston will be feeling and wish them well in their battle to defend the rural nature of their village.”

Coun Graham Latty added: “I wish Mag the greatest of success in challenging these developments. Although these homes will fall within Bradford, in reality Guiseley will bear the brunt of demand for services and the effect on its infrastructure will place a huge burden on all our local resources.”

Coun Paul Wadsworth warned: “The impact on our already-congested public transport, and roads such as the A65, will be massive if these developments go ahead. Any section 106 funding for infrastructure improvements will go to Bradford Council, despite the huge impact on Leeds.”

Proposals by Barratt Homes for 174 new houses at Derry Hill in Menston and by Taylor Wimpey for up to 135 homes in Bingley Road in the village have been granted planning permission, subject to the section 106 legal agreements being drawn up with Bradford Council. Discussions are ongoing about the agreements, which cover contributions to areas such as highways, recreation, education, health and affordable housing.

Campaigners are attempting to gain village green status for Derry Hill, to prevent development on the site.

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10:45am Fri 14 Sep 12

ertnec says...

Again we see Menston and the group about houses, Im sure theirs plenty more things going on in and around Bradford etc that would make up articles for the paper without again and again having the same stuff. We need new homes "YES" so get over it.
Again we see Menston and the group about houses, Im sure theirs plenty more things going on in and around Bradford etc that would make up articles for the paper without again and again having the same stuff. We need new homes "YES" so get over it. ertnec

4:02pm Fri 14 Sep 12

webess says...

Another group of NIMBY's trying the old trick of describing a dog toilet as a "village green"..
Another group of NIMBY's trying the old trick of describing a dog toilet as a "village green".. webess

6:06pm Fri 14 Sep 12

FiT1958 says...

The next village green scam that the people power residents of Menston will be applying for will be Leeds Bradford Airport as they are regularly complaining of off track aircraft flying over the village, sorry our village!
The next village green scam that the people power residents of Menston will be applying for will be Leeds Bradford Airport as they are regularly complaining of off track aircraft flying over the village, sorry our village! FiT1958

9:23pm Fri 14 Sep 12

FiT1958 says...

The photograph actually looks like fields where you would graze cattle and not fly a kite, walk dogs,and meet the nimbys of Menston on your afternoon stroll, so how does village green status apply? See the nimbys got the MAG flag in the picture.
The photograph actually looks like fields where you would graze cattle and not fly a kite, walk dogs,and meet the nimbys of Menston on your afternoon stroll, so how does village green status apply? See the nimbys got the MAG flag in the picture. FiT1958

8:49pm Sun 16 Sep 12

localydocaly says...

so the t&a still has nothing new or vagerly intresting on the matter??? i think this is 1,reporter they could do wi letting go ,sacking wich ever fits the bill
so the t&a still has nothing new or vagerly intresting on the matter??? i think this is 1,reporter they could do wi letting go ,sacking wich ever fits the bill localydocaly

9:29am Wed 19 Sep 12

FiT1958 says...

The last paragraph in this article says it all about the nimbys and anti development councillors. Campaigners are attempting to gain village green status to prevent development. The great british village green scandal!! again.
The last paragraph in this article says it all about the nimbys and anti development councillors. Campaigners are attempting to gain village green status to prevent development. The great british village green scandal!! again. FiT1958

12:12am Thu 20 Sep 12

Willard says...

webess wrote:
Another group of NIMBY's trying the old trick of describing a dog toilet as a "village green"..
Yep, its no where near as clever as describing an open sewer as a main street. Lets face it, we need homes in Bradford, not bl**dy Mentson and they won;t build us any. Do you think we all want to move out where there are no jobs or buses, come off it. This is always about developer greed and land speculators wanting to make a fast buck at the expense of all around, Its a right shambles and you lot masquerading as concerned citizens should come out and declare exactly what you have to gain from all this. Its the only topic you lot ever post on, surely I am not the only one to see through your game? Its about time they rebuild our once fine city and made us all proud again
[quote][p][bold]webess[/bold] wrote: Another group of NIMBY's trying the old trick of describing a dog toilet as a "village green"..[/p][/quote]Yep, its no where near as clever as describing an open sewer as a main street. Lets face it, we need homes in Bradford, not bl**dy Mentson and they won;t build us any. Do you think we all want to move out where there are no jobs or buses, come off it. This is always about developer greed and land speculators wanting to make a fast buck at the expense of all around, Its a right shambles and you lot masquerading as concerned citizens should come out and declare exactly what you have to gain from all this. Its the only topic you lot ever post on, surely I am not the only one to see through your game? Its about time they rebuild our once fine city and made us all proud again Willard

8:11am Sat 22 Sep 12

chainbaar says...

Good point, why has FiT come back to this article three times?
The Bradford planning dept couldn't plan their way out of a paper bag and rely on big developers to help them. They should listen to what the people want not what makes them most profit for the council to pay for paddling pools outside their offices. They have trashed the city centre and now they want to trash the villages.
Good point, why has FiT come back to this article three times? The Bradford planning dept couldn't plan their way out of a paper bag and rely on big developers to help them. They should listen to what the people want not what makes them most profit for the council to pay for paddling pools outside their offices. They have trashed the city centre and now they want to trash the villages. chainbaar

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