A MAJOR road will be partially closed for the entire day on Sunday for filming purposes.

LOOK: Pictures of filming underway on Bingley Bypass 

A public notice published by Bradford Council has informed residents that there will be a one-way traffic flow (northbound) on Sir Fred Hoyle Way, otherwise known as the Bingley Bypass, from its junction with Bradford Road to its junction at Aire Valley Road on Sunday.

The notice states that the order is in force for ‘filming to be executed’.

But residents, Bingley Town Council and district councillors have been left questioning what exactly is being filmed there.

Cllr Marcus Dearden (Bingley, Lab) said: “It’s a strange one and a lot of people have been really surprised by it really. There’s been no discussion that I can remember about it.

"To close such a popular well-used road is a bit of a strange one and I know very little about it.  I hope the Bingley residents get well rewarded for this at the end of it because I think it’s going to cause problems with traffic in Bingley town centre again."

Cllr Geoff Winnard (Bingley, Con) added: "I’ve seen the notice but I’m not too sure what’s going on. I’m not sure who the filming is for, or what is being filmed.

"It might be that Bradford Council gets some resource for what they’re filming and who they’re filming for, but whether that benefits the people of Bingley who are going to be disrupted is a different matter and that’s what I’m concerned about. We love to promote our district but there’s got to be a balance."

When the T&A contacted Bingley Town Council, it was also unaware of the road closure on Sunday.


Alternative routes for affected traffic will be via Bradford Road, Main Street, Keighley Road and Aire Valley Road.

However, there will be road access for vehicles being used in connection with the filming.

The closure will come into action at 6am and will last until 9pm on Sunday, May 15, but the notice states that the closure 'could remain in force for up to 18 months if necessary' - although this seems likely to be standard spiel for such public notices rather than any reflection on the number of takes that may be needed by the film crew!
Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times.

The T&A has contacted Bradford Council for more information.

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