Fate of Bradford green space to be decided at public inquiry

A long-running battle to preserve a green space in Bradford will be decided at a public inquiry.

Burley Community Council is lobbying for Burley House Field to be assigned village green status, which would save it from future development.

Members of the community group argue that the site, owned by Bradford Council, was originally bought for recreational purposes and claim it is one of the only green spaces left in the village where dog walkers can take their pets and children can freely play.

Two previous applications for village-green status have so far failed.

Campaigner John Gundry said: "I am fairly hopeful that we will be successful but we must encourage as many people as possible to come and support our cause. The more villagers who turn up to the inquiry, the better our chances of success."

There will be two hearings of the inquiry at Queen's Hall in Burley-in-Wharfedale.

The first is on Monday (April 20) and the second is on Tuesday (April 21).


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