A PETITION calling for plans to build a multi-million pound hub on a Keighley town-centre site to be scrapped will be discussed by Bradford Council bosses in November.

The council and other public bodies propose to build the health and wellbeing centre on the former Keighley College site in North Street.

But campaigners are pressing for the plot, which was grassed over after the old buildings were demolished, to be retained as a green space.

Over 2,000 people have signed a petition.

Petitioners made their case at a full council meeting in July and councillors voted that the item should go before the decision-making executive in the future.

It has now been decided that the issue will be discussed at the November 2 executive meeting.

Pressure has grown for the ‘green space’ to be kept as an open area for the public to enjoy and the new centre to be built on alternative, brownfield land.

However, Bradford Council has said the North Street site is the best place for the centre – which will offer GP services, physiotherapy, district nursing, midwifery, diabetes support, stroke rehabilitation classes, occupational therapy and a pharmacy.