Latest hurdle for new bridge across Wharfe cleared

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Campaigners have won their fight stretching almost two decades for a new footbridge across the River Wharfe linking West and North Yorkshire

The Burley Bridge Association (BBA), whose president is journalist and broadcaster Janet Street-Porter, has petitioned since 1996 for a bridge across the river at Burley-in-Wharfedale.

Campaigners will now focus their attention on fundraising after Bradford councillors granted the scheme planning permission.

David Asher, of the BBA, said: “A number of conditions were made, some similar to those made earlier in December by Harrogate Borough Council, but we feel that these are all reasonable and achievable.”

Harrogate Council gave permission last year.