Consultation

Draft Bradford District Local Plan (Regulation 18) consultation

Purpose of the consultation

What is the consultation about?

 

The Council is preparing a new Local Plan which sets out how the District will grow sustainably over the next 15-20 years and what it means for local communities. 

 

The plan features new sites for housing and employment and a range of policies which will help guide development and the determination of planning applications.  It also sets out new information on open spaces, green infrastructure and places of ecological value across the District. 

 

Delivering our net zero carbon ambition by 2038, tackling air pollution, supporting public transport, cycling and walking and making the District a more prosperous and greener place to live, work and enjoy are central to the plan.

 

The plan also sets out spatial strategies for local areas and settlements and how they may change over the plan period to 2038 with the growth in new housing and employment opportunities and the protection of key local assets and features.

 

The better use of brownfield land and regeneration are at the heart of the new Local Plan with strong ambitions for the continued transformation of Bradford City Centre through potential investment in high speed rail and mass transit.  

 

This is a Draft Local Plan with preferred options (Regulation 18) and we are actively seeking your views on the proposed policies and sites featured in the plan to ensure we are on course to shaping the right strategy for the District now and into the future.  You may wish to provide comments on what parts of the plan you support and which elements you don’t.  This will help inform the final version of the plan.

 

How to get involved

 

Public consultation

The Draft Bradford District Local Plan – Preferred Options (Regulation 18) and supporting documents are available for comment from Monday, 8 February until 11.59pm on Wednesday, 24 March 2021. 

 

Due to the current pandemic, the consultation material will only be available online and paper copy documents will not be available in the usual deposit locations.  We are however putting measures in place to improve accessibility to the plan with a special order request service for paper material for people unable to access digital material.

 

The Council is hosting a number of online lunchtime and late afternoon events on key local plan policy topics, special interest sessions and site proposals which are detailed in the table below.

 

Registration is required in advance for the events and you will need to have access to a computer, laptop, tablet or phone with camera and audio facilities to join any of the sessions listed.

 

Session number

Day and date

Session title

Time (length)

1.

Monday, 1 March 

Transport Policies

12 noon to 1.30pm

2.

Monday, 1 March

The Regional City of Bradford – Key Proposals

4pm to 5.30pm

3.

Tuesday, 2 March

Housing Policies

12 noon to 1.30pm

4.

Tuesday, 2 March

Wharfedale – Key Proposals

4pm to 5.30pm

5.

Wednesday, 3 March

Economic Policies

12 noon to 1.30pm

6.

Wednesday, 3 March

Pennine Towns and Villages – Key Proposals

4pm to 5.30pm

7.

Thursday, 4 March

Environmental Policies

12 noon to 1.30pm

8.

Thursday, 4 March

Economic Policies  

4pm to 5.30pm

9.

Friday, 5 March

Housing Innovation – specialist housing, modular, self-build and urban housing

12 noon to 1.30pm

10.

Friday, 5 March

Bradford District 2038 – Youth Networks Event

4pm to 5.30pm

11.

Monday, 8 March

The Regional City of Bradford - Key Proposals  

12 noon to 1.30pm

12.

Monday, 8 March

Housing Policies  

4pm to 5.30pm

13.

Tuesday, 9 March

Wharfedale – Key Proposals  

12 noon to 1.30pm

14.

Tuesday, 9 March

Transport Policies

4.00-5:30pm

15.

Wednesday, 10 March

Pennine Towns and Villages – Key Proposals

12 noon to 1.30pm

16.

Wednesday, 10 March

Regeneration – Bradford City and Southern Gateway  

4pm to 5.30pm

17.

Thursday, 11 March

Airedale – Key Proposals  

12 noon to 1.30pm

18.

Thursday, 11 March

Environmental Policies  

4pm to 5.30pm

19.

Friday, 12 March

Infrastructure planning and the Local Plan  

12 noon to 1.30pm

20.

Friday, 12 March

Airedale – Key Proposals

4pm to 5.30pm

 

 

How to register

 

Please email your registration request stating the session number, preferred date and your name and organisation (if relevant) to: catherine.crosswaite@bradford.gov.uk. You will receive a confirmation email to acknowledge your place and further details on event information and links to the session.

 

In order to support the effective running of the online events some sessions will require questions to be submitted in advance only.

 

If you are unable to attend an event, please email your questions for discussion by the panel.

 

Following the events, presentations and any supporting material will be available on the Council’s website.

 

Our telephone information line will also be available for plan questions during office hours: 01274 433679

 

Also keep up to date and follow us on: Twitter and Facebook.

 

 

How can I view the documents?

 

The consultation document, supporting documents and maps are available to view on the OpusConsult and OpusMaps consultation website.  We encourage you to use the consultation website to submit your comments about the plan, policy or site to ensure that the decisions we make are guided by a real appreciation of the views of the residents and people of the District.                   

 

              Click here to view and comment on the Draft Bradford District Local Plan.

              Click here to view and comment on the proposed site allocation map.

              Click here to view the sites which have been rejected

              Alternatively, PDF versions of the plan are available to view and download:

 

o   Consultation documents

o   Supporting documents

o   Maps

o   Call for Sites consultation

o   Impact Assessment

o   Evidence Base

 

How can I make comments?

 

Comments can be submitted directly against the document, policy or site using the links to the consultation documents or map above.

 

You will need to register to use the system for the first time.  Once registered, you are able to draft, review and submit your comments at your convenience.  Your comments will be stored as a record and you will be able to track the council’s response in due course.

 

If you are having trouble accessing the consultation website to submit your comments, please contact the Planning Policy Team for further guidance. 

 

Alternatively, if unable to use the consultation software then please set out your comment clearly stating which document, policy or site your representation  refers to and submit the information to the Local Plan team via: :

 

By email to: planning.policy@bradford.gov.uk 

 

Or post to:

Local Plan Team

4th Floor Britannia House

Broadway

Bradford

BD1 1HX

 

How long does the consultation last?

 

All comments and responses must be made by 5pm on Wednesday, 24 March 2021.