In April this year Ilkley Tennis Club announced its intention to apply for planning permission to expand, including creating a new car park in an adjoining field.
As walkers on the Dales Way know, the route follows the already busy tennis club access road so the idea of even more traffic was worrying to the Dales Way Association committee. Along with residents we put in our objection and the tennis club revised the plans, dropping the proposed overspill car park and creating a pedestrian walkway alongside the road.
The new plans were approved this week on condition that drivers are not allowed to park on the walkway. We hope very much that this will mean a safer route for Dales Way walkers as they leave Ilkley and head out into the peace and quiet of Wharfedale.
The plans can be seen at Bradford Council Planning website www.bradford.gov.uk/publicaccess and search for 13/01685/FUL