Why Bradford’s leadership is ‘laughing stock’ – Yorkshire Post Letters

From: Bob Watson, Baildon.

“CAFE plans are rejected over parking fears” (The Yorkshire Post, February 26). The article reported that Bradford councillors had refused plans to build a cafe at a busy junction due to highway concerns.

But read a little further and one sees, yet again, why so many people view Bradford as a city in severe decline.

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The proposed new cafe was to be created out of storage containers, and was “the latest in a string of planning applications submitted to the council to create cafes out of storage containers”.

Has Bradford become the region's laughing stock? One reader thinks so.

It went on to say that work on the business had already started despite no approval having been given.

That council planning officers had recommended the plans for approval is another worry.

Why on earth does Bradford want to see any businesses created from storage 
containers? It all adds to the already depressing nature of the city.

Further, that work had already started is no surprise. This seems to be an acceptable situation in Bradford, with the subsequent retrospective planning application then submitted and so often approved.

Bradford Council leader Coun Susan Hinchliffe.

The whole city, presided over by the inept Labour council, is simply a laughing stock.

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