Take That: ShineiTunesAmazon

Take That: ShineiTunesAmazon

Burley bridge given green light

Burley bridge given green light

Published at 8:52am 25th February 2015. (Updated at 9:51am 26th February 2015)

Campaigners calling for a new footbridge linking North and West Yorkshire are celebrating victory.

Councillors in Bradford have approved the crossing on the site of stepping stones at Burley-in-Wharfedale.

Campaigners have spent the last 19 years trying to secure a bridge alongside the stones, which are frequently submerged when water levels rise.

The campaign has even had celebrity support, with keen walker and North Yorkshire resident Janet Street-Porter making her case for the bridge.

Peter Young, Secretary of the Burley Bridge Association, has described the decision as "a sweet moment".

Supporters will now have to raise the money needed over the next three years.