Where does GAG stand?

GAG is totally opposed to any building of houses on this site and will undertake anything necessary to convince the Planning Authority that Greenhill should not be developed. To do that, we need to pay for experts - we need traffic, ecological, archaeological, drainage and other consultants, as well as a planning expert to advise us on each step of the way.

Current applications for this 40 acre site is that it should accommodate up to 440 houses, and the impact on local roads, especially Micklethwaite Lane, Sty Lane, Oakwood Drive, Falcon & Fairfax Roads and Beck Lane, and on surrounding areas e.g. Micklethwaite, East Morton, Crossflatts, Eldwick and Gilstead is massive. There will also be huge impact on services such as schools & health services, which is all too painfully obvious. The public inquiry in 2003 attracted 600 objections, the largest number for any site in the UDP, and the Council have beginning the process of the Local Developement Framework (LDF) where they will no doubt continue to include this site.

GAG were approached by the applicants in 2010 and requested to partake in a Working Party to progress development of the site. We decided that it would be against the ideals and constitution of GAG and not in the interests of the community for GAG to work alongside the applicants to assist in producing a Development Brief for the introduction of their application.

GAG is non-political and is solely opposed to development on a green field site which is the only green lung for residents in the Bingley / Crossflatts area. We raised funds to fight the applications which were submitted in 2010 and 2011 and the Public Inquiry of 2012, in all of which we were successful. There is to be a new application in 2013 whihc we will fight and additional funds will be required. You can donate monies to us using our PayPal link on the home page. Thank you for your support.