Help to sought to refine Development Frameworks

Article dated Monday Oct 9, 2023 at 05:12 PM

After a successful response to its initial engagement, Bradford Council is inviting developers, businesses, landowners and members of the public to help it to further refine frameworks which will guide development in the district’s city and town centres over the coming decades.

Building on existing projects such as One City Park, Towns Fund, Darley Street Market, Bradford Live and City Village, the Draft Development Frameworks are part of our Economic Growth Plan and consider the opportunities for regeneration over the next 20 years focussing on the city of Bradford, and Keighley, Shipley and Bingley town centres.

The first round of consultation saw responses from over 1200 people and focused on people’s perceptions of their community and the challenges and opportunities they face. The results have from this initial consultation have been fed into the plans which have been further developed and the council is now asking people to comment on these drafts.

The Council believes the development frameworks will inspire investment confidence and maximise the district’s development potential beyond the Bradford City of Culture year of 2025 to create opportunities that will improve local people’s lives and protect the environment for future generations. Not all of the ideas in these frameworks will be directly delivered by the Council, but they will serve to provide a vision for the future and allow the council to work with the private sector, local communities and other organisations to bring about their delivery.

Councillor Alex Ross-Shaw, Portfolio Holder for Regeneration, Planning and Transport, said: “I’d like to thank all those who have already taken the time to engage with the new development frameworks. We are now ready to share these, and I hope that people will once again engage in the process. The reports are more holistic than just looking at development sites and consider how people move around safely and enjoy public and green spaces. These plans look at potential changes in our town centres for the next twenty years and give people the opportunity to have their say on what their town centre could look like over time. They will help to ensure economic growth delivers excellent investment and job opportunities, housing and public spaces, whilst ensuring our city and towns are clean, green and healthy places to live, work and invest over the coming decades.”

People can have their say at The online engagement will start on 9 October and will close on 19 November.

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