BRADFORD Council has announced plans to dispose of the former Riddlesden golf course.

The land, covering about 59 acres on Western Avenue, Riddlesden, is currently open space.

Riddlesden Golf Club announced in 2016 that it was to close after nearly 90 years in existence, due to declining membership.

The Keighley News reported at the time that two greenkeepers and a steward would lose their posts with the closure. Secretary John Dickinson, a former club captain and president who had been a member since 1984, said it was a “very sad” time for the club and to see it close was a “massive blow to everyone”.

The former golf course is owned by Bradford Council, which has announced plans to dispose of the land. The site is now used by Scouts as an activity centre and the council plans to hand it over through community asset transfer.

A plan showing the site can be viewed at A copy can also be obtained from Tom Harte at City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council, Estates Team 1st floor Argus Chambers, Bradford BD1 1HX, calling (01274) 437359 or 07973 875 346 or emailing

Objections or representations should be made in writing to Legal Services, City Hall, Bradford BD1 1HY quoting reference PCD/NR/409120 no later than 12 noon on May 31.

Other public notices announced by Bradford Council this week include:

* Compulsory purchase order for a highway junction improvement scheme at Thornton Road and Cemetery Road in Bradford.. Bradford Council has submitted the order to the Secretary of State for Transport and if confirmed the council will be authorised to purchase compulsorily the land for: improvement of the highway efficiency of Thornton Road and Cemetery Road, being part of the A6177 Outer Ring Road; improvement or development of frontages to the highways or land adjoining or adjacent; use by the council in connection with improvement of and construction of highways; and mitigating the adverse effect which the existence or use of the highways proposed will have on surroundings. A copy of the order and map can be inspected at

For a copy of the order and map and the Council’s Statement justifying the need for the order contact Chris Bedford, Principal Engineer (Highways, Design and Construction), Planning, Transportation and Highways Service, 4th Floor, Britannia House, Hall Ings, Bradford, BD1 1HX, call (01274) 437645 or email chris.bedford@

* Temporary closure of Holden Lane in Silsden for electrical works to be carried out. From today until June 11 at 6pm traffic will not be allowed on Holden Lane from its junction with Hawber Lane to outside the sub station. Alternative routes are via Holden Lane (unaffected section) Silsden Road, Street Lane, Carr Lane, Swine Lane, Bradford Road, Harding Road, A629 Aire Vally Road, Keighley Road, Kirkgate, Clog Bridge, Howden Road and vice versa.

* For more public notices go to the classified section towards the rear of the Telegraph & Argus every day and online at