Campaign to save Tong Valley

Campaigners fighting a plan for up to 1,800 new homes on greenbelt land say it would destroy vital open countryside separating Leeds and Bradford.

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Council will listen to views before making decisions about building on greenbelt land

Bradford Council says it will consider all views before taking a decision over whether to build houses on greenbelt land. Campaigners in Tong Valley say the land is essential to the local area.

he council made proposals about how it can meet the city's housing needs over the next few years and had created the Local Plan Core Strategy as a result. A consultation into this plan will come to an end tomorrow.

The purpose of the public consultation about the Local Plan Core Strategy is to give all parties a chance to make comments on the soundness and viability of the Local Plan before any final decisions are made.

– Bradford Council spokesrson

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Campaign to save greenbelt land

Campaigners fighting a plan for up to 1,800 new homes on greenbelt land say it would destroy vital open countryside separating Leeds and Bradford.

People have until tomorrow to comment on the proposed development in Bradford's Tong Valley. It's been earmarked for housing by Bradford Council. But protestors have accused the council of planning to dump houses, and they want a planning inspector to throw out the scheme.

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