The only remaining public consultation is delayed, now due in summer 2021

The Bradford-Shipley scheme has funding of £48m approved by West Yorkshire Combined Authority, for which Bradford Council is preparing a ‘Full Business Case’. It consulted in summer 2020 on its proposals for the A650 (Manningham Lane and Keighley Road up to the Branch).

Consultation on the rest of the scheme, the A6037 (Canal Road, Valley Road, and Otley Road in Shipley) was delayed from the Autumn to January and now until ‘the summer’. Apart from any legal proceedings about compulsory purchases or changes to highway rights of way, this will be the last formal approach from the Council to the communities affected, and will give detailed plans for that route which are expected to include dual carriageway throughout.

To read more about the plan and concerns that have been expressed, you may like to read Clean Air Bradford’s concerns here (, Shipley Labour Party’s comprehensive report on the scheme here (, and view the documents associated with the scheme here (

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