Minister's Intervention in Bradford Local Plan

Conservative Group welcomes Planning Minister's intervention in Bradford Local Plan.

Bradford Council's Conservative group welcomes the decision of the Housing and Planning Minister to stop the adoption and implementation of Bradford's Local Plan Core Strategy.  Councillor Martin Smith, Spokesman on planning for the Group said:

"The Conservative Group has campaigned throughout this process for a plan that actually reflects the housing needs of Bradford rather than the preferences of developers.  Thanks to Philip Davies MP we have a stay of execution whilst Ministers look at the proposals.  We will be arguing again that priority has to be given to the development of brownfield sites in what the local plan calls Bradford's 'inner urban' areas.  As the plan stands today we will see the further decline of Bradford's suburbs whilst developers build thousands of houses to meet demand for executive homes from Leeds and North Yorkshire."