Beech Grove Greenway and Myra Shay Footpath improvements

Purpose of the consultation

Bradford Council, working together with Better Place and InCommunities are proposing to carry out works to upgrade both the Beech Grove Greenway and the footpath which runs along Myra Shay leading to Killinghall Road.


The proposals are part of an Active Travel initiative, which aims to encourage people to walk, scoot and cycle more. Funding for the proposals has been obtained from both the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s Active Travel Fund and the National Lottery Community Fund.


A plan is attached at the bottom of this page showing the proposals, and these are highlighted below:


Beech Grove Greenway

              a 3 metre wide strip of the existing concrete flags will be taken up and replaced with tarmac to provide an improved flat surface for walking, scooting and cycling

              playful sculptures will be located at specific points along the route

              additional tree planting and grassed areas will also be provided to improve the areas next to the Greenway

              a cycle skills area


Myra Shay footpath

              the path will be illuminated to assist and encourage more frequent pedestrian use

              a Forest School play area will be created

              a mural will be attached to a section of existing fencing at the back of Byron School

              the existing overgrowing vegetation will be trimmed back to create a wider, more attractive footway by pedestrians


Construction works are currently programmed to commence in late September 2021.


These draft proposals are being circulated for consultation purposes only at this stage. As such, any comments that you wish to make would be welcomed and will be taken into account before the proposals are finalised prior to construction works starting on site.


The draft proposals can be modified to a limited extent provided that the changes are acceptable to Bradford Council.


How to send your feedback


Feedback can be sent in the following ways:


·         Completing the online survey via:

·         Email


Please let us have any comments that you may wish to make by Friday, 27 August 2021.


Supporting documents