PLANS for a high-speed cycle track in Huddersfield have reappeared.
Documents showing a proposal for a 250m outdoor velodrome at Fenay Bridge were posted through the doors of homes last month.
But a mystery has now developed after none of the names on the document said they were behind the plan.
Organisations named include the 3 Valleys Trust, Pearce Bottomley Architects and Farnley Estates.
But all three said it wasn’t their project.
British Cycling, Kirklees Council, Kirklees Active Leisure and West Yorkshire Sport also said they knew nothing of the plan.
The long-running bid to launch the region’s first velodrome was first mooted almost a decade ago by the 3 Valleys Trust – a group representing sports clubs in the Holme, Colne and Dearne valleys.
It launched plans for both running and cycle tracks at various locations including Lepton, Golcar, Berry Brow and Linthwaite but failed to get any off the ground.
Tony White, former leader of the trust, denied having anything to do with the plan.
He said: “We had to shut it down because we couldn’t get any support from Kirklees.
“I was just banging my head against the wall.”
A spokeswoman for Pearce Bottomley Architects said she was aware of the plan and that they had done some work on it.
But she said they were not behind the bid and could not reveal who was.
The documents claim the potential site is on land to the west of Penistone Road near Woodsome Hall Golf Course.
In addition to the velodrome they say a clubhouse, farm shop, sports pitches, cross-country tracks and an equestrian centre could be built.
The also say the site is green belt and is owned and managed by Farnley Estates.
But Paul Sykes, managing director of Farnley Estates, branded the development a “red herring” and said nothing was happening on their part.
He added: “We were approached about a year ago by some councillors to see if they could rent part of (our land) at Rowley Lane, but nothing has happened.
“If this project was for community benefit we wouldn’t reject it out of hand.
“But I can assure you Farnley Estates isn’t pushing for a cycle track on any of its land.”
Almondbury ward councillor John Smithson said he’d heard rumblings but did not know who was behind the bid.
He said: “Certainly all the ward councillors would be against it.
“We’re keeping our eye on it because we don’t want it.
“But it’s green belt land so I think the chances of anyone funding it or it getting through planning are remote.”