The Neighbourhood Plan
Neighbourhood Plan Up-
Bradford Local Plan
The Neighbourhood Plan has to conform to Bradford Council’s Local Plan for the District. As reported previously, Bradford’s Plan was put “on hold” by Government Planning Minister Gavin Barwell, following an intervention by Shipley MP Phillip Davies, who was concerned at the scale of housing proposed and the projected loss of green-
Following two recent “workshop sessions” with the Planning Consultants assisting with the NP, the Forum has prepared a list of criteria and scoring system for assessing potential housing sites in the village. A method of assessing greenspace areas has also been drawn up. Subject to Parish Council approval, hopefully in May, survey work using these methodologies will begin – no mean task! It is intended that the information will be published on the NP section of the Parish Council website. The Forum is also developing work programmes for the other plan topics (conservation/heritage, business, traffic etc) which will involve survey work and public consultation over the coming months.
Two Civic Society members, Ken Birch and Richard Walton, have recently joined the Forum. Ken has agreed to lead on co-
Further information on the Neighbourhood Plan, current work and future proposals, will be available at the Village Environment Day on 13 May, organised by the Society’s Environment Group HERE.