BRADFORD Council has paid out more than £80,000 to developers in the last five years after fighting five planning appeals which were overturned by the Government’s planning inspectorate.

The authority was forced to pay just over £50,000 after a public inquiry into Omega Proteins’ animal rending plant in Denholme went against them last year. In addition the Council paid out £26,000 after a hearing into a residential development of almost 100 homes in Royds Hall Lane, Low Moor.

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