A Leeds city councillor has spoken out against a decision to build an industrial estate on a flood plain in Keighley, claiming people in Leeds could suffer, according to the Local Democracy Reporting Service.
Bradford Council voted this week to approve the plans for an industrial park off Royd Ings Avenue, next to the River Aire, despite concerns from the Environment Agency it could create a higher risk of floods further down the river in Shipley and Bingley.
The decision to build on the flood plain was made just hours before Leeds City Council's development plan panel discussed plans for a £112m scheme to reduce the risk of flooding further down the River Aire.
Leeds Conservative councillor Barry Anderson, who sits on the panel, said he felt the decision was unfair on Leeds.
Mr Anderson (pictured) said: "We have a duty of cooperation. We should be working together and we should not be making decisions without communicating with each other.
"If people get it wrong in Bradford, it's likely to be Leeds people that suffer, so yes, I do have concerns.
"We should cooperate much more - at the moment it seems to be putting our fingers in our ears and seeing what happens."
Decision-makers in Bradford who voted to approve the plans, argued the benefits of a multi million pound investment and hundreds of new jobs in Keighley outweighed the risks created by building on a flood plain.