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Peter
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07/10/2016 : 19:33:49      reply with quote


Bradford Council’s regulatory and appeals committee yesterday approved the large-scale development for land between Keighley Road and Sykes Lane, near the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

The application was for outline permission for up to 142 homes on the former Riverside Works site at Keighley Road, Silsden.

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The entrance for this development (where the sign is) has a bank of Japanese Knotweed. This is a very invasive plant which is difficult to get rid of and has the potential to grow through concrete - not good news for a housing site.



The entrance is required for the first phase of housing on this site, there are plans for a further 150 houses and there is a proposal to put traffic lights on Keighley Road.

Why should people on this housing estate get priority over the rest of us trying to get out of Silsden?

We all know what traffic lights do on Keighley Road sad :(

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thanet
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09/10/2016 : 14:08:15      reply with quote


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Traffic lights great be like road works all year round.
What about all the extra traffic coming out of the other roads where houses and the new school to be.
Ok so it was No to Tesco but yes lets have another 142 house all with two cars each and dont forget the visitors to them.
Wonder if those two holding up the paper in the link will be buying one or even live neari am betting that be a no.
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pumbajunior
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12/10/2016 : 13:09:37      reply with quote


one thing i dont miss about silsden
The traffic
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Peter
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27/10/2016 : 10:32:39      reply with quote


From the Keighley News goo.gl/fnRkw2

Outline permission for major new housing development off Keighley Road, Silsden, sparks renewed flooding fears

A man living next to a Silsden site earmarked for a major new housing development fears his properties will suffer even worse flooding in future if construction goes ahead.

Ian Boulton, of Keighley Road, owns six houses in this area and five of them – including the property in which he lives – were flooded on Boxing Day last year.

He said if development takes place on the nearby former Riverside Works site he and his neighbours could end up having to cope with even more flood water spilling onto their land from Silsden Beck.

He pointed out that his truck was submerged up to its wheel arches last Boxing Day, while it was parked next to and on the same level as land designated for the new houses.

Bradford Council gave outline permission for the 142-house Riverside Works development earlier this month, (Oct) with planning officers saying concerns about flooding would need to be addressed within any future, detailed planning applications.

The site is between Keighley road and Sykes Lane. A warehouse which used to occupy this land was demolished, and previous plans to build a Tesco Supermarket on the site have fallen through,

Mr Boulton, who works as a builder and has lived in Silsden for 40 years, said: "There has been more and more development in the Aire Valley, including the trunk road itself, which is on land previously used as a flood plain.

"The new Silsden Aldi supermarket car park was flooded only eight months after it opened.

"Most winters the fields off Belton Road resemble Windermere, with water spreading across the Aire Valley. This is a growing concern for local members of the public.

"Not only are the becks unable to cope with the volume of water, but I've seen the towpath on the canal under six inches of water in previous years.

"I'm worried that a problem of sewage coming up through my downstairs toilet will get even worse.

"The flood defences which have been built so far aren't stopping the water, they are just diverting it towards my land."

Mr Boulton has been working on raising the ground floor level of some of his properties to try and defend against future flooding.

He said even if the Riverside Works developer does offer Section 106 money to improve local infrastructure, this would not be enough to offset the damage caused by floods.

He warned that building on flood plains in the Silsden area will mean further problems downstream along the banks of the Aire in Keighley, Shipley, Saltaire and Leeds.

The Keighley News contacted the developer's agent for a comment, but had received no response by the time the paper went to print.

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Peter
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02/04/2018 : 13:14:44      reply with quote


Regulatory and Appeals Committee

Re Application Number: 16/03804/MAO
Demolition of buildings and outline permission (access only) for residential development (Use Class C3) - (submission of amended plans and addendum flood risk assessment) at Former Riverside Works Keighley Road Silsden West Yorkshire BD20 0EH

I write to let you know that the above planning application is to be discussed at the next meeting of the Regulatory and Appeals Committee to be held on 5 April 2018 at City Hall Bradford, this application will NOT be considered before 1.30 pm.

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There is provisional planning permission for 142 houses on the Riverside Works grounds but this meeting is to approve the entrance (only) for the site. However, this has the potential to be the only entrance for at least 500+ houses and the application will consider the provision for traffic lights on Keighley Road (just below the entrance to Aldi).

On the Bradford Planning Portal you may still view the plans and make comments about this proposal.

planning.bradford.gov.uk/online-applications/

Application Number: 16/03804/MAO

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Corky Yorky
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02/04/2018 : 15:22:30      reply with quote


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This is shocking!

This piecemeal development is not good enough.
Where is the masterplan for Silsden?

We need joined up thinking. We need a gateway...and preferably a large roundabout...maybe even two (setting aside the bypass for the moment!).

If this access gets granted as is, the traffic will always be backing up to the roundabout...same goes if traffic lights are put in!

Given the anticipated volumes of traffic we also need to be included in a plan to have a better pathway to the station and a cycleway (not one on a road!).

We are getting dumped on..big time.

Whats our councillors doing about our neighbourhood plan?

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02/04/2018 : 15:29:02      reply with quote


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posted by pumbajunior
one thing i dont miss about silsden
The traffic
well pumba long time no hear..so they only have horse and carts where u live in cleckuddersfax then,it must have the quietest roads in yorkshire and silsden the worst ,do u go on other towns sites to see if they are moaning about traffic 'laugh :D');
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06/04/2018 : 09:58:32      reply with quote


From the T & A

A housing development of 142 homes at the former Riverside Works, in Keighley Road, Silsden, has been approved with a change of conditions.

The site was given the go ahead two years ago with the provision of affordable houses.

The developers brought the matter back to the planning committee stating the affordable homes element made the development unsustainable and instead offered a sum of £348,439 to be used to towards affordable housing in Craven or an adjacent ward.

A further sum of £300,000 would be allocated to the Community Infrastructure Levy which provides funding towards local projects.

The planning committee agreed to the changes after officers said the developers would ensure the houses were elevated to prevent flooding and carrying out work to Silsden beck.

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..the houses were elevated to prevent flooding and carrying out work to Silsden beck.
This will mean misery to all of us as lorries bring in mountains of soil to prevent the houses from flooding. This will push the groundwater further down and it's likely the football grounds will be permanently waterlogged because of this development.

There is the possibility the development of this land will go on for years as there is the potential of extending the development for many more houses, and with this will come traffic lights on Keighley Road (it's in the plans).

Now these developers are not even going to build affordable homes because it will not make them a profit.

Perhaps the land should be used for industry rather than houses?

The people that buy these houses will not be local, but they will work in Bradford and Leeds. They will contribute little to the Silsden economy but they will make it very difficult for the rest of us to get out of Silsden.

...end of rant!






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ginjo
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06/04/2018 : 11:07:16      reply with quote


this goes on all the time all over the country it is a loophole that needs closing, planners should not cave in, builders know they can get away with doing this it is disgusting, the whole point about there being a need for housing is the more affordable kind not the large expensive ones,It was part of the planning permission you cannot just say oh we won't make any profit if we do that, well tough go build somewhere else then, this site should never have been given permission for housing in the first place and neither should belton road.Thats my rant, and I don't even live in Silsden now.
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11/04/2018 : 23:52:14      reply with quote


They’ve just done the same next to friends farm...no profit in building for those that really need the homes so we’re not going to and....after yet more flooding, is this development going to be renamed ‘river-deep’
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