Campaigners will step out on Monday in their fight against potential development on the outskirts of Bradford.

The Reverend Canon Gordon Dey is among the campaigners opposed to the plans which set out Tong Valley for potential development.

Mr Dey, who leads services at St Christopher’s Church, Holme Wood, and St James’s Church, Tong, fears any development could destroy the community which has been his home for 25 years.

Proposals to build on Green Belt bounded by Black Carr Woods and stretching between Holme Wood and the historic villages of Tong and Fulneck in Pudsey were first raised two years ago as one of four options in the Local Development Framework.

Consultations were expected to be held in the autumn but have now been put back to later in 2011. But Mr Dey and supporters within the Tong and Fulneck Valley Association – the group set up to ‘Save Tong Valley’ – are adamant that Tong Valley will not be an option.

To raise awareness they will set off on a second stroll from Raikes Hall Farm at 10.30am on Monday through Kitwood and Scholebrook sporting their ‘Save Tong Valley’ T-shirts.