Hundreds of run-down buildings and disused sites have been identified by Telegraph & Argus readers responding to the Save Our Green Spaces campaign.

More than 230 sites alone have been plotted on an interactive map created on the T&A’s website in only ten days.

Added to that are scores of e-mails and coupons – many with photographs – of brownfield sites people believe could be redeveloped to protect more of the district’s green fields from being lost to new building schemes.

The results of the survey will be handed to Bradford Council chiefs by Heaton Township Association, which is spearheading the campaign, supported by the T&A.

The association wants to persuade the Council to use its planning powers to encourage more developers to select previously developed sites to safeguard green spaces.

Its chairman, Elizabeth Hellmich, said: “The feedback that we have had in this campaign has been excellent. We have had so many people fill in the website and so many phone calls from all over Bradford.

“One woman got herself and her friends together and they went walking around West and East Bowling and Tong looking for all the derelict homes. It is obviously a major issue for so many people and has really caught the public’s imagination.”

She said she had been “amazed” at the number of rotting, crumbling and deserted buildings and land in Bradford highlighted by respondents to the campaign, which include the sites of many former schools.

As well as the much publicised former Wapping Road First School, readers have identified wasteland at the former Tyersal Junior School, the old Thornbury Primary and former middle school buildings which became disused in the late 1990s when Bradford moved to a two-tier education system.

Victorian mills, overgrown playing fields and empty former factories have also been identified on the interactive map.

T&A deputy editor Damian Holmes, said: “This campaign really seems to have captured the public’s imagination.

“We have had an incredible response, with so many of our readers sending us examples of what they believe is derelict land that could be developed.

“Hopefully, at least some of these sites can now be further considered for future building work.”

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