There is still an opportunity to participate in the consultation regarding the draft Development Frameworks for Bradford, Keighley, Shipley, and Bingley.

Developers, businesses, landowners, and members of the public still have time to provide input for the further refinement of the frameworks. These frameworks will guide development in the city and town centres of the district over the coming decades.

Expanding on existing projects like One City Park, the Towns Fund in Shipley and Keighley, Darley Street Market, Bradford Live, and City Village, the Draft Development Frameworks are a part of Bradford Council’s Economic Growth Plan. They consider the possibilities for regeneration over the next 20 years, focusing on the city of Bradford, as well as Keighley, Shipley, and Bingley town centres.

This marks the second round of consultation on these development frameworks. The first round received responses from over 1200 individuals and centred on people’s perceptions of their community, as well as the challenges and opportunities they face. The feedback from this initial consultation has been integrated into the plans, which have been further developed. The Council is now inviting people to provide feedback on these drafts.

The Council believes that the Development Frameworks will instil confidence in investment and maximise the district’s development potential beyond its designation as UK City of Culture in 2025. This aims to create opportunities that will enhance the lives of local residents and safeguard the environment for future generations. While not all of the ideas in these frameworks will be directly implemented by the Council, they will serve as a vision for the future, enabling the Council to collaborate with the private sector, local communities, and other organisations to bring about their realization.

Councillor Alex Ross-Shaw, Portfolio Holder for Regeneration, Planning and Transport, said: “These Development Framework 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 haven’t already taken the opportunity to contribute to the consultation, there is still time. These frameworks encompass more than just development sites; they also encompass how people move around safely and enjoy public and green spaces.

People can express their opinions at https://letstalk.bradford.gov.uk/. The online engagement will conclude on 20th November.