Plan for 147 homes on farmland next to Airedale Hospital submitted

Craven Herald: Craven ward councillor Andrew Mallinson Craven ward councillor Andrew Mallinson

A controversial planning application for 147 homes on farmland beside Airedale Hospital has now been submitted to Bradford Council.

Developers first revealed its outline plans for the Main Road site at a special public meeting last year.

And agent Matthew Binns, of David Hill chartered surveyors, told Steeton-with-Eastburn Parish Council in October that the development was for detached and semi-detached homes with an access road, traffic lights on Main Road and a drop-off point for children at Eastburn Junior and Infant School.

There would also be an emergency access route to the hospital for additional safety.

Craven ward councillor Andrew Mallinson, who had strong objections to another set of traffic lights on Main Road, said he understood that idea had since been scrapped.

“I believe it will now be road-widening with a central waiting bay for those turning in and out,” said Coun Mallinson.

The 6.2-hectare site has been earmarked for housing in Bradford Council's Unitary Development Plan.

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