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Discounted bus pass plan for new homes at proposed Keighley development
2:00pm Sunday 30th December 2012 in News
Discounted bus passes should be offered to every household of a proposed estate in Keighley, according to county transport body Metro.
Plans to build 135 houses at Shann Lane (pictured) were submitted by the trustees of the Chatsworth Settlement last month, and have already attracted numerous objections, including from the town council.
As part of the consultation process, the applicants asked for a response from Metro, which runs bus routes from the area to the town centre.
Metro says that if the houses are approved, the developer should pay £10,000 for a new bus shelter just off Shann Lane and £62,370 to offer each of the 135 households a discounted bus travel pass. They say this would discourage new residents from using their cars for basic journeys.
Bradford Council is expected to make a decision on whether to allow the development – and what conditions to place on it – in February.