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Weʼre raising £3,000 to help fund the fight against development of Tong and Fulneck valley by Bradford Council.

Pudsey and Tong, between Leeds and Bradford

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Bradford Council have made it clear in their Core Strategy Plans that they are considering the development of substantial new housing and a road in the beautiful Tong and Fulneck Valley.

This is despite two separate public consultations where the local residents overwhelmingly opposed any plans to develop in the greenbelt of Tong Fulneck Valley. The Council are under pressure to provide housing, and greenbelt land is much preferred by the property developers because it is cheaper to build on.

Register for updates at www.tongvalley.co.uk and like/follow us at www.facebook.com/savetongvalley

We have now appointed legal counsel to fight these plans, but we will need to fund this work. Please help oppose Bradford Council for the following reasons:

- The Tong Fulneck valley is a precious treasure that should be protected and preserved

- The land provides a vital countryside 'lung' between Leeds and Bradford.

- The new housing plans are completely disproportionate to the total amount required.

- There could be even greater loss of countryside in the future. Bradford Council should first be developing crumbling brownfield and derelict sites.

- Tong Street, and narrow farm roads will be even more gridlocked than they are already. People in these new homes will bring little or no economic benefit to Bradford.

- The green belt loss will damage the heritage sites of Fulneck and Tong.

- The Council's documents now show that, even before the initial plans have been approved, another large area extending further into the valley has been identified as available for development' .

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    • Pete Kitchen

      Pete Kitchen

      Mar 6, 2021

      We need this green space!Good Luck fighting the council!

      £20.00

    • Josie

      Josie

      Mar 4, 2021

      Good luck with your campaign - it would be an absolute shame to lose this area.Thx to The Squeaker magazine for highlighting this important issue.

      £20.00

    • Graeme Tiffany

      Graeme Tiffany

      Mar 4, 2021

      £20.00

    • Steve & Sue Southern

      Steve & Sue Southern

      Mar 4, 2021

      Tong Valley is a breath of fresh air between Leeds and Bradford !Too many of our green spaces have been nibbled away over the last few years, we must do all we can to keep them.Good luck.

      £40.00

    • Tim W

      Tim W

      Mar 4, 2021

      Walked it yesterday.Unknown area to me, can't believe the plans!!

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Mar 4, 2021

      £5.00

    • Claire

      Claire

      Mar 3, 2021

      Good luck

      £20.00

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    Elizabeth Edgington

    Elizabeth Edgington

    Pudsey and Tong, between Leeds and Bradford

    I live in Pudsey with my family, and also work there as an Environment Consultant. I am a trustee of the Save Tong and Fulneck Valley and was very involved in raising objections to the previous plans Bradford Council presented.

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