Sun Lane Development – Planning Inquiry

Published: 13 May 2019

The Sun Lane Planning Inquiry commenced as planned at the Queens Hall this week, and is currently in progress. 

So far this week, CEG and Bradford Council have presented the case supporting the application for planning permission. This has been followed by a consortium of the local community and the Parish Council who have presented their objections to the application. As part of the process there has been detailed cross examination of those presenting or objecting to the application

The Parish Council submitted a 48 page representation to the inquiry outlining that proposals for housing development will be supported when they would not result in the loss of an open space identified as being important to the community. As such the Parish Council representative was cross examined on this position. The Parish Council are not opposed to more new homes in the village, and indeed fully supported the planning application for several new housing developments such as new homes at Greenholme Mills (149 homes), but the Parish Council agrees with the Secretary of State that proposal for 500 homes at Sun Lane needs this formal inquiry before progressing any further.

Residents can check progress on the inquiry through the Planning Portal at https://acp.planninginspectorate.gov.uk using case reference APP/W4705/V/18/3208020. The full document submitted by the Parish Council can be viewed here.

It is currently understood that the planning inspector will conclude the inquiry slightly earlier than anticipated, on Wednesday 22nd May. A timetable for a final decision has not yet been published.