Bradford Core Strategy Review & Sun Lane Development

Published: 25 November 2019

In his findings on the Sun Lane development decsion, the Secretary of State comments that he has “no doubt that (the Bradford target of at least 700 new homes for Burley) was specifically formulated to incorporate the development of 500 new homes”. So following the decision to reject the planning application for development on Sun Lane, the Parish Council have asked Bradford to amend the proposed housing numbers for Burley.

Overall housing numbers in the district are set to reduce significantly as part of the Bradford Core Strategy review: Ilkley, Menston and Addingham have all seen the required housing numbers reduced by 50%. On that basis, the Parish Council have submitted that our proposed allocation also needs reducing, back to the original 200. Currently we have a number of developments that contribute towards this total, and another 137 that have yet to be built at Greenhome Mills.