Hard Ings Road improvement scheme

The scheme for Hard Ings Road is being developed by the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council (CBMDC). The scheme has received investment through the West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund as part of the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Growth Deal – a £1 billion package of government investment to accelerate growth and create jobs across Leeds City Region. 

The route is predominantly a dual carriageway, except for a short section, known as Hard Ings Road. Consequently, this part of the A650 is a bottleneck for motorists.

The improvement works for Hard Ings Road will reduce congestion and improve road safety for pedestrians and cyclists.

The changes to Hard Ings Road will:

  • Reduce congestion by increasing the capacity of the road network.
  • Encourage sustainable modes of transport by improving the provision for cyclists and pedestrians.
  • Take the opportunity to enhance the quality of the local environment by installing new planting and improving air quality.

Further scheme details can be found on the scheme details page

The public consultation for this scheme ran from 12 September 2016 until 7 October 2016 and included a public drop in session at Victoria Hall, Keighley, on 29 September 2016.

In order to implement the scheme , land assembly and supporting formal legal orders need to be obtained, including a Compulsory Purchase Order and a Side Road Order. A link to these documents can be found on the Compulsory Purchase Order and Side Road Order page.

The Orders have been advertised and the Secretary of State intends to hold a Public Local Inquiry into the Compulsory Purchase and Side Road Orders for the Hard Ings Road Improvement scheme, as required under the Highways Act 1980 and Acquisition of Land Act 1981, at:

Victoria Hall, Victoria Road, Saltaire, West Yorkshire BD18 3JS from 30 January 2018 to 2 February 2018.


13 March 2018

Please note that the Notice of Confirmation for the CPO will be advertised on site and in the local newspaper on 15 March 2018 and maintained in position up to and including 20 April 2018. The Notice of Confirmation for the CPO can be viewed at the link named "Confirmation of CPO Notice"


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