Protesters who were moved off the site of a proposed shopping centre development in Bradford yesterday have removed their camp from the city.
A court order was made to evict the Occupy Westfield group from the site which has been derelict for more than six years. Campaigners - who are pressing for work to begin - moved to nearby grassland following the order.
They've now decided to withdraw and continue their campaign online.
Protesters demanding action to make a start on the Westfield shopping centre in Bradford have been evicted from the site.
A hearing at Bradford County Court this morning ordered them to move on from the city centre spot where they set up camp two months ago. They're calling for building work to get underway on the stalled project.
The group said it was transferring its protest to public grassland nearby and had already achieved one of its aims. We have spoken with protestor Adban Awan.
Protesters who have been camped out on the building site of the Westfield shopping complex in Bradford have been told to move on. They are planning to transfer the campaign site to nearby "urban garden" this afternoon. More details follow.
Protestors camping at the stalled Westfield shopping development in Bradford have vowed to stay there for another week. It comes after the firm responsible for the shopping centre made a plea to protestors to move out.
The group Occupy Westfield say they want to force the council to get on with building work there.
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.
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.
The developers behind a large shopping development in Bradford say they are committed to finishing the project.
Protesters have moved in to the site in the city centre, angry that building work has not been taking place and the Westfield project was mothballed in 2009.
Westfield Shoppingtowns Limited have written an open letter to the protesters, saying the development has fallen foul of the financial crisis, but they remain committed to Bradford.
Despite these conditions, Westfield has remained committed to Bradford and has invested significant funds and time into seeking to progress the Broadway scheme. Like you, we are are eager to start this development as soon as possible and we are progressing with the key leasing pre-lettings that need to happen before construction can begin. In October 2011, Westfield received a revised planning permission for the scheme and we are currently working with the Council to market Bradford asa retail destination.