Sunday, May 19, 2024

Developers and businesses reminded to have say on Bradford district Development Frameworks

There’s still time to take part in a consultation on draft Development Frameworks for Bradford, Keighley, Shipley and Bingley.

Developers, businesses, landowners and members of the public still have time to contribute to the further refinement of the 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 in both Shipley and Keighley, Darley Street Market, Bradford Live and City Village, the Draft Development Frameworks are part of Bradford Council’s 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.

This is the second round of consultation on these development Frameworks. The first round saw responses from over 1,200 people and focused on people’s perceptions of their community and the challenges and opportunities they face. The results from this initial consultation have been fed into the plans which have been further developed and the Council is 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 district’s year as UK City of Culture in 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: “These Development Frameworks are illustrative, visionary presentations of what a place could look like in the future. They identify and bring together specific opportunities for development and showcase how they might look, alongside what would be required to make that development happen.”

If you’ve not already taken the opportunity to contribute to the consultation, there’s still time. These frameworks are more than just about development sites, how people move around safely and enjoy public and green spaces, also they cover potential changes in town centres for the next 20 years.

People can have their say at https://letstalk.bradford.gov.uk/. The online engagement will close on 20 November.

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