Get involved: send your pictures, video, news and views by texting KNEWS to 80360, or email
Cullingworth historic house plans are raising concerns
7:00am Friday 8th March 2013 in Keighley
Cullingworth councillors are concerned about plans to build houses in the grounds of a historic village house.
Village Council chairman, Councillor Jacqui Guy, said Woodfield House, off Bingley Road, was part of Cullingworth’s heritage.
A proposal in 2009 to demolish the property for eight houses was withdrawn, and a 2010 application to build four houses was refused by Bradford Council.
Now the owner has submitted plans to extend the existing house and build five additional homes on the site.
Coun Guy said: “There are a lot of issues because it’s a part of our history.
“The good news is they’re not going to demolish it, but there are so many things that complicate the site.”
Coun Guy added there was evidence pipistrelle bats were roosting on the site.
The planning application, which was submitted to Bradford Council last month, has already drawn several objections from the public.
Shipley MP Philip Davies has expressed concern about traffic and pedestrian safety on the access road, flood risk at Beck Foot and the visual impact on nearby houses and the local area.
The Environment Agency has called for a meeting to learn more about proposed alterations to the watercourse channel at Ellar Carr Beck.