Planning Permission Granted for Wharfedale Greenway Phase 1

Published: 04 February 2022

Planning Permission Granted for Wharfedale Greenway Phase 1

Burley Parish Council is pleased to confirm that planning permission has been granted by Bradford MDC for the stretch of the Wharfedale Greenway that will run between Otley and Burley in Wharfedale. This follows Planning permission being approved by Leeds City Council for the stretch of the Greenway that will run into Otley and means that the entire Phase 1 stretch now has planning permission approved, subject to compliance with set conditions.

The Parish Council will now work with Sustrans, West Yorkshire Combined Authority and other external agencies to try to secure the necessary funding to turn the Greenway into a reality. 

Chair, Burley Parish Council Jan Lepley commented, “Parish Council support for the Greenway was contained in the Neighbourhood Plan 2017-2030 and we are really pleased that the significant milestone of planning permission has now been achieved. We will now work with Sustrans and others to ensure that all the conditions of planning are met. The Greenway will be a fantastic facility particularly for families and children who can have access to secure, traffic free, cycling and walking connecting Otley and Burley in Wharfedale”.