David Heseltine, Bingley Ward Councillor
Sainsbury’s have lodged an application with the council to demolish the old BBB society hq.
If this helps Sainsbury’s to sell the site to someone who wants to invest in Bingley it is a step in the right direction. Many residents and businesses have been disappointed by Sainsbury’s pulling out of their large town centre development.
Meanwhile Aldi are progressing their site with a road closure order to incorporate the old turning head and access to the now demolished mill. Negotiations are underway with statutory undertakings regarding their development prior to the council determining their planning application.
A petition regarding the councils plans to close the public toilets in the town centre has been given to the executive member in charge of the plan at a recent meeting in City Hall.
I attended the meeting to support the campaigners and register my concerns and those of my two ward colleagues, over 1500 people have signed up so far and this will trigger a debate at council regarding these ill conceived plans.
I would like to thank all the residents who braved the some what inclement weather on polling day particularly those who entrusted me to serve for another term. I will continue to represent all residents of Bingley Ward to the best of my abilities and judgement.
Cllr David Heseltine – Bingley Ward
Chairman Shipley Area Committee.
1 Nab Wood Road, Shipley BD18 4AG 01274 597230