Bradford Council has proposed developing a new Alternative Fuel Centre to reduce the emissions of green house gases produced by its Heavy Good Vehicle (HGV) fleet.

If approved, the biomethane refuelling station would be located at the current Household Waste Recycling Centre on Bowling Back Lane, which will be moved to the rear of the site.

The site is also adjacent to the gas Local Transmission System operated by Northern Gas Networks offering access to the high pressure gas main.

Cllr Sarah Ferriby, Bradford Council’s portfolio holder for healthy people and healthy places, said: 'It will also provide a facility that will see cost savings for the council and local businesses prepared to match our ambition by turning their HGV fleets from diesel to compressed gas.

'The site is perfectly placed to offer this important piece of infrastructure which will offer long term benefits to the whole district as we all look to reduce our carbon footprints.

The council is planning to replace 77 HGVs with compressed gas variants over the next seven years including 22 in the financial year 2021/22. This will reduce the council’s fleet green house gas emissions by almost 12,400 tonnes over the next seven years.