A New Housing Development In Silsden Will Help Provide Some Funding Towards A New Junior School In The Town


A new housing development on a brownfield site in Silsden will help provide some of the funding for a new junior school in the town

The development, on the banks of the Leeds Liverpool canal, comprises almost fifty dwellings, some of which will be three storeys high

That’s been a point of contention for local people, but in the event the scheme got the thumbs up – with a unanimous vote in favour from Bradford Council’s regulatory and appeals committee

Part of the deal means the developer, Harron Homes, will give over £277,000 towards road improvements, a new school to replace Hothfield Junior & Aire View infants schools, & recreational facilities for the town

And rather than demolishing the historic High Bank House, which is currently derelict, the scheme will include full renovation of the property and conversion into one dwelling

Access to the site, off Sykes Lane, and the resulting extra traffic, is still a cause of concern amongst local residents