A vote not to allocate money to support a traffic scheme on a section of unadopted road plagued by anti-social behaviour has been labelled “disappointing”.

Councillors made the decision at a meeting of Bradford East Area Committee on Thursday.

While they supported the idea in principle, members of the committee said they did not have the budget to allocate up to £3,500 towards the scheme, to install gates in All Alone Road, which runs from Wrose to Idle.

The road has been plagued by fly tipping, drug use, and illegal quad bikes, and is also used by drivers trying to evade police.

The application has been brought under a Public Spaces Protection Order. Only one PSPO has been introduced in Bradford since they were brought in in 2014 - to ban drinking in public in the city centre.

Five councillors from the Liberal Democrat and Independent Group: Jeanette Sunderland, Brendan Stubbs, Rachel Sunderland, David Ward and Riaz Ahmed voted not to give the scheme funding, while Labour Councillors Taj Salam, Hassan Khan and Rizwana Jamil abstained.

Speaking after the meeting, David Jessop, chairman of Wrose Parish Council, which put forward the scheme and is contributing £3,000 towards the £9,000 total, said he was upset at the result, but “respected the decision of the committee”.

During the meeting, he said the Parish Council had applied to the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Safer Communities Fund for money, and Shipley Area Committee had already committed up to £3,500.

Cllr Jeanette Sunderland (Lib Dem, Idle and Thackley) said: “Nobody is stopping you from going ahead with this scheme, we just do not have the budget to support it. Being asked to fund £3,500 when we have children who cannot cross the road to school safely, and lots of accidents, to remove money for this scheme, we just do not have the budget for it.”

Cllr Alex Ross-Shaw (Labour, Windhill and Wrose) said: “This scheme has been led by local residents and the Parish Council with support from the local MP and Police & Crime Commissioner so it’s disappointing the committee felt unable to support it as well, particularly when local residents were putting their hands in their own pockets to help sort the problem out. It’s an unusual situation where one committee supports something and another one opposes so we’ll have to look at what our options are to try move this forward.

“It’s been an issue for years and we’ve tried all sorts to stop it. We’re determined to support the residents.”