Current Status

Outline planning consent for 420-440 houses was granted by the Secretary of State, Sajiv Javid, in September 2016. Almost a year later, GAG is not currently aware of any actions by the Developer to progress the development plan at this stage. However, this is not to say that work is not going on 'behind the scenes'.

Outline planning consent for 420-440 houses was granted by the Secretary of State in September 2016, but with 40 conditions attached that the Developers must comply with in order to proceed with the full development. These cover many different areas including:

  • Pedestrian safety and road infrastructure changes
  • Travel disruption during replacement of the swing bridge at Micklethwaite Lane
  • Noise, disruption and management of on-site activity
  • Rainwater and foul water/sewage provision
  • Protection of existing environment and wildlife
  • Archaeological and historical aspects
  • Provision for additional school places required
  • Provision for increased pressure on emergency, medical and social services

We need to ensure that all the conditions are fully met in order that our community is not 'sold short'. In the coming months, the committee and members of Greenhill Action Group, will be working to scrutinise any actions that the Developer comes forward with and will report these to the community via this website, the mailing list and the Facebook page.

If you feel you can offer any help or have any expertise in the above-mentioned areas, we would be pleased to hear from you. In the first instance please contact Richard Kunz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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CLICK HERE to object to the latest application submitted 27th Jan 2014

In the Press

  • Regarding the piece in the Telegraph & Argus on November 11, any green belt land that can be saved is good, even if it is only a very small proportion.

    Greenhill Action Group has been telling the Council for four years that their calculated housing numbers are wrong, as they are using formulae that have historically produced 13,720 empty homes and we do not consider the current rethink goes far enough.
    Green belt does not save green fields, which have not been designated green belt but are still essential to the community’s wellbeing.
    This redistribution of housing numbers results in the City of Bradford having a nominal increase in housing of only two per cent with Airedale and South Pennine having an 18 per cent reduction against Wharfedale’s 45 per cent.
    In Bingley we have persuaded planning panel after planning panel that the planning submissions for Sty Lane, Micklethwaite, are flawed.
    We have also persuaded the public inquiry inspector and the Secretary of State on two occasions that the developers should not be building on our green fields.
    We are about to receive yet another planning submission over these green fields. How many times must we win before they cannot come back again?
    Councillor Slater may say they have listened, but have they really listened? What happened to localism?
    Terry Brown, Chairman, Greenhill Action Group Ltd