PLANS to build 100 houses on a greenbelt site in Oakworth have been withdrawn by the developer, the day before they were due to go before a planning committee.

GCL Developments’ application to build on Goose Cote Lane had proved controversial, and planning officers had recommended that Bradford Council’s Regulatory and Appeals Committee refuse them when they meet in City Hall tomorrow morning.

Officers said the plans would “undermine” the greenbelt and harm local tourism – the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway runs past the site.

Councillors advised to refuse plans for 100 homes on Greenbelt land

This afternoon a notice on Bradford Council’s planning website revealed that the plans had now been withdrawn by the developer.

A spokesman for the Council confirmed that due to the withdrawal, the scheme would not need to be discussed by the committee.

A large amount of protestors had been expected to attend tomorrow’s meeting to oppose the plans.

Just under 390 members of the public had objected to the plans.

A similar plan to build 130 homes on the site was refused by the committee in April 2018, with members raising concerns about its Greenbelt location.