How to get involved

Public consultations on Local Plan documents will be published on the OpusConsult consultation website.

To view and comment on Local Plan documents please visit the consultation website.

To register for online events please visit : Bradford District Local Plan.

Statement of Community Involvement

The Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) explains how parties with an interest in planning issues in the District can engage with the planning system. Essentially it sets out who, when and how the authority will consult when developing new planning policy and processing planning applications.

The City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council (CBMDC)  is the responsible authority for the preparation of planning policy documents, principally the Local Plan (plan making) and the determination of planning applications (development management). The opportunity for the community to be involved with both these aspects is an essential part of good planning.

Planning consultation website

To support community and stakeholder engagement with local plan preparations, Bradford Council now publishes consultation documents on the planning policy consultation website provided by OpusConsult.  The system enables users to read consultation documents and submit direct responses to relevant sections of the plan.

Any person or organisation can register to use the consultation website at any time.  By registering, your contact details will be added to the contact database and will only be used to inform you about the progress of the plan or other planning policy consultations.  Your details will not be shared with any other parties and you are able to delete your details at any point.

Stay Connected - planning policy e-bulletins

The Local Plan Team produces regular e-bulletin newsletters designed to keep our interested parties up to date with the progress of the Local Plan for Bradford.

The newsletter includes news relating to planning policy; updates on current progress on the Local Plan and notifications of any current or forthcoming consultations.

To receive this e-newsletter direct to your inbox you can register on the Council’s Stay Connected system.  Simply enter your email address and follow the instructions on the screen to create an account.  Once created you should select ‘Planning Policy’ to register to sign up to receive our e-newsletter.  You may unsubscribe to these emails at any time.

Neighbourhood planning

Neighbourhood Plans are policy documents prepared by a local community and set out a framework for future development for a designated area.  Once adopted they form an important part of the overall development plan for the Bradford District. 

For more information about neighbourhood plans currently in preparation or adopted, please visit the Neighbourhood Areas webpage, alternatively please contact your Town, Parish or Village Council for further information.

How we will use your data

Data Protection Act 2018

Personal information provided as part of a representation cannot be treated as confidential as the Council is obliged to make representations available for public inspection as part of the requirements as set out within the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012.  However, in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 the personal information you provide will only be used by the Council for the purpose of preparing the Local Plan.

Local Plan privacy notice

The Local Plan privacy notice sets out how the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council’s (CBMDC) Local Plan Team will process and store your personal data.   This notice should also be read in conjunction with the Council’s Corporate Privacy Notice and other notices for specific service.  These notices are available on the Council’s privacy notice webpage.