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Appeal: Javid says 440 Bradford homes would help address ‘acute housing shortage’


Communities secretary Sajid Javid has backed an inspector’s approval of a 440-home residential scheme and the replacement of a vehicular and pedestrian swing bridge in Bingley, Bradford, submitted by Redrow Homes Limited and Bellway Homes Limited (Yorkshire Division), after he judged that the scheme was in accordance with the council's aims for sustainable housing development.

In June 2013, the secretary dismissed appeals against the refusal of three planning applications, which taken together comprised a proposal similar to the current proposal. These applications were refused as they were judged to result in severe impacts on highway safety.

Javid noted that the emergency access procedures for the proposed swing bridge had been “materially reduced&rdquo.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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