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Occupy Westfield

The firm responsible for the Westfield shopping development in Bradford have made a plea to protesters to vacate the site.

"Occupy Westfield" set up camp in the area known as the "Bradford hole" last weekend because they say they want to force the council to get on with building work. The area was cleared in 2006 to make way for a shopping centre, but has remained undeveloped since.

Westfield Shopping Towns have written to the campaigners to say their actions are counter productive and could put off retailers.

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Westfield developers call for protesters to leave

A play on words: Protesters have put up this sign outside the site Credit: Calendar

The people behind the Westfield development in Bradford have writen to a group of protesters asking them to leave the site. Occupy Westfield are protesting over the slow progress of the shopping complex.

The site of the proposed Westfield development was cleared in 2006, but since then has remained undeveloped. There is currently planning permission in place for a shopping centre. Demonstrators say they want to force the council to enter positive talks over the site's future.

Occupy Westfield

A group of protestors in Bradford have begun a what they say will be a week long occupation of a development site in the city.

The site of the proposed Westfield development was cleared in 2006, but since then has remained undeveloped. There is currently planning permission in place for a shopping centre containing 77 stores.

Members of the campaign group "Occupy Westfield" say they want their protest to force the council to enter positive discussions over the future of the site

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