Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Forgotten Queensbury?

City Hall Ok'd Tesco, but the Bradford South Area committee said no.

The main issues were the possible traffic problem, the creation of jobs, proximity to other super markets, keeping the village feel to Queensbury, possible impact to the enivronment.

While i broadly agree with not letting Tesco in, I think it should be with conditions.

I really think calling Queensbury a "thriving village" is quite a way off the mark, and allowing the monopoly of the pricey and rundown co-op to continue just isnt acceptable. Also the services in the village are not of a good enough standard at all.

What we need is a regeneration plan. Councillors are happy to throw hundreds of millions into failing city centre projects, while forgetting the wards and villages they are meant to represent. I think it's time we had some of our hard earned money back.

T&A report:

Monday, 15 December 2008

The Broadway Crater

Why do we still have a massive hole in the middle of the city?

There still dosn't seem to be a date that we can expect to see the grand plan come good.
The Westfield development site are still trying to contact businesses in the hope they will jump on board, but as we move into a recession, this maybe rather difficult. How many years have they had with which to get these comittments?

Also there are serious hints at staff cutts, again thanks to the recession. The T&A reported an industrial magazine; "The magazine said it “understood” Westfield had put back the start date of three UK schemes, including the £320m Bradford development"

Even if it's not true, it's still bad news for Bradford and not exactley inspiring confidence in the project.

The Tory council have messed this entire project up from the begining, it's cost 100's of millions, an eyesore and a waste of our taxes, with no discernable progress for years.

The fiasco continues.........

T&A Report