Neighbourhood Areas

Local people can now have a direct and active say in helping to shape development in the area in which they live through ‘neighbourhood planning’.

In order to produce a Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP), an area must first be formally designated as a ‘Neighbourhood Area’ by the Council. A relevant body, for example a Town Council, a Parish Council or a Neighbourhood Forum, can submit a request and a proposed boundary map to the Council for consideration - this is known as a Neighbourhood Area Application.

Once an application is received by the Council, it will then be published for public consultation before a final decision on the areas status is made.

Bradford Council has approved twelve Neighbourhood Areas. Nine of these Parish or Town Councils are currently working to produce a Neighbourhood Development Plan for their area and the Burley in Wharfedale Neighbourhood Development Plan has successfully been through Examination and Referendum and is now part of the Development Plan for the area. Baildon and Cullingworth have motioned to formally stop work on their Neighbourhood Plans at this time.

If you would like to find out more about a particular Neighbourhood Plan or to get involved in the process, please contact the respective Town or Parish Council for further information.  Contact information is available on each Neighbourhood Area's web page – see below. 

Current consultations

There are currently no Neighbourhood Area consultations.

Page last updated: February 2018

Designated Neighbourhood Areas