Highway concerns mean that Lister Avenue housing plans are shelved

Highway concerns mean that Lister Avenue housing plans are shelved

Housing development plans in the East Bowling area of Bradford have been withdrawn following highway officers raising a number of concerns about the scheme.

The development itself would have seen 12 semi-detached, four bedroom houses built on the land in East Bowling, however this will now not happen.

The plans in question for the land off Lister Avenue were submitted accordingly to the Bradford Council back in October by Faisal Sheikh, and a host of allotment gardens and garages would have needed to be demolished in order for the development to take place.

However, after running the rule over the plans, highway officers said that they “could not support” the plans, given that access would end up being through an unadopted highway.

Speaking about their decision, they listed their reasons in more depth and also cited a few additional details which led them to their conclusion.

“Access from the adopted highway (Lister Avenue) is via an unadopted highway, which is substandard in width; lacks footways and street lighting; and its condition is poor,” officers said.

“The access is also located extremely close to a busy classified distributor road (A650 Wakefield Road) and vehicles turning onto Lister Avenue do so at relatively high speeds. Visibility onto Lister Avenue from the unadopted road is also extremely poor.

“The proposed development would lead to intensification in use of an access substandard in terms of visibility, width, geometric layout and constructional make-up, likely to lead to conditions prejudicial to highway safety.”

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