UPDATED plans have been revealed for an ambitious £2.5 million sports development.

Plans for the Wyke Sports Village, on the site of the old Wyke Manor School, were first unveiled and passed back in 2016.

That application made use of the now-demolished sports hall building that was retained during the demolition of Wyke Manor School.

Flames ripped through the hall in June 2017 and, after a number of surveys, Bradford Council deemed it too dangerous to remain standing.

At the time, the Council said it would not scupper the ambitious plans to develop a sports village on the site and it would continue to work with partners on the project.

According to a new report lodged with Bradford Council, a new application is due to be submitted at the beginning of April.

It says: “The aim of this project is to create a new, high quality Sport and Leisure Facility in Wyke, Bradford, which will provide for and encourage sport and physical activity.

“This will be achieved through the creation of a new facility on the site of the former Wyke Manor High School off Wilson Road. The facility will include a cycle track, cyclo-cross route, football pitches and an all-weather 3G/4G Artificial Grass Pitch (AGP) along with changing facilities.”

It says the aim is to provide a “function and fully accessible facility that satisfies district wide and local needs”.

Last year it was revealed that Bradford Council was meeting with British Cycling to discuss the development of a new cycle track at the proposed sports village, to replace the one at Richard Dunn Sports Centre when it closes to make way for the new Sedbergh Sports Centre.

The ‘stage 2’ report has revealed further details about the plans.

It would include a 1,700m (approximately) cycle track, a 250m cycling loop, three winter sports pitches and all-weather pitch. The building would including changing and catering facilities, toilets, a reception, communal areas and spectator viewing areas.

Mandy Parker, a senior coach at the East Bradford Cycling Club, which was established in 1899, said a funding application for the cycling track has been made.

She described the proposals as a “very exciting cycling development” which would benefit a whole range of people, but also help to develop what the club can do.

“We are moving in the right direction,” she said.

A public consultation was held last week to garner the views of local residents.