|GAG NEWSLETTER #189|
Since September last year, when the planning application for 420-440 houses on Greenhill was approved by the Secretary of State, there has been little to report in the way of any activity by the Developers. Whilst this may be viewed as a positive, it is more than likely that things are happening 'behind the scenes'. Therefore, Greenhill Action Group has taken this opportunity to reorganise itself in readiness for the next stage of the campaign - to ensure that when it commences, the development delivers exactly what the Developers have promised and that all of the 30+ conditions imposed by the SoS are fully met. In essence, to ensure that our community is not sold short.
As many of you may already know, a number of the GAG Committee members have stepped aside due to personal circumstances, including our long-standing past Chair, Terry Brown and his wife Liz, who are moving away from the Bingley area, and our outgoing Chair, Mick Meares who is also moving to pastures new. We wish them well and thank them once again for their outstanding dedication to the campaign.
At an EGM on the 24th August 2017 a new Committee was voted in by remaining members and I am pleased to announce that this now comprises:
Chair - Richard Kunz
We are also delighted to report that, as a direct consequence of the exceptionally well-attended Public Meeting on 20th July 2017 at Bingley Methodist Church (full to capacity!) we have a number of new members on the Committee and we warmly welcome them. And at our first committee meeting, under my Chairship, I am pleased to report that we had 15 members (old and new) in attendance!
We can also report another item of a positive nature regarding the development itself - as CART (Canals & Rivers Trust) has confirmed to GAG that it has not received any request for bridge closure measures at Micklethwaite Bridge in its coming Winter Schedule, this indicates that no work will commence on the site before the end of 2017.
Therefore, in going forward with renewed vigour, we trust that we can expect to receive your continued support and we look forward to helping represent your communities in the months ahead.