Rugby academy is one step closer

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DOZENS of Wyke locals attended an exhibition to have their say on a proposed multi-million pound regeneration project in the area.

As part of a consultation with local residents, plans were put on show by Bradford Council for the proposed Wyke Sports Village this week.

The plans, which include building a rugby league centre of excellence on the now-derelict Wyke Manor school, were put on show for members of the public in the Wyke Park Veterans’ hut.

The project would be part-funded by the Rugby Football League, and would involve demolishing the school site but keeping the changing room block.

Wyke’s three ward councillors attended the meeting to speak to members of the public about any concerns they might have.

Coun David Warburton, a long-time supporter of the proposed development, said: “We have had lots of people giving positive reaction to the proposals.

“It is obviously very early doors yet, and this is just part of the consultation, but if it is successful, I can see a formal planning application may be put into the council in a couple of months.”