Oxenhope Neighbourhood Development Plan

Purpose of the consultation

Oxenhope Village Council submitted its proposed Neighbourhood Development to the Council under Regulation 15 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended) on 19 February 2021 to Bradford Council.


In accordance with Regulation 16 (Publicising a Plan Proposal), the Council is inviting representations from organisations and individuals on the submitted NDP and supporting documents.


·         Oxenhope Neighbourhood Development Plan (PDF)

·         Oxenhope Neighbourhood Development Plan – Policies Map (PDF)

·         Oxenhope Neighbourhood Development Plan – Design Guide  (PDF)

·         Basic Conditions Statement (PDF)

·         Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Habitat Regulations Assessment (HRA) Determination Statement (PDF)

·         Statement of Community Consultation (PDF)

Details of earlier stages in the neighbourhood plan process can be viewed on the Oxenhope Village Council website.


Making representations


This consultation runs from Friday, 16 July to Friday, 10 September 2021.

Representations can be made online using the Council’s Opus Consult website, by email or in writing.


If making representations via email or in writing, it is recommended that they are made on the Comment Form provided below.


·         Statement of Representations Procedure (PDF)

·         Comment Form (Word document)

·         Comment Form – Part B (extra sheet) (Word document)

If you are making more than one comment on the Plan or supporting documentation, please use a separate Part B for each comment. Please ensure you state clearly the policy or paragraph to which your comment relates.


Comments should be submitted 5pm on Friday, 10 September 2021 to:


Local Plan Team,

City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council

4th Floor, Britannia House

Hall Ings






Late or anonymous comments will not be accepted.


Viewing the plan


The Oxenhope Neighbourhood Development Plan and supporting documents can be viewed at the following deposit locations.


Viewing the documents is by appointment only due to current restrictions, please use the links below to contact your preferred location to visit.


·         Bradford Council Customer Service Centre, Britannia House, Broadway, Bradford, BD1 1HX

·         City Library, Centenary Square, Bradford, BD1 1SD

·         Keighley Library, North Street, Keighley, BD21 3SX - (Local Studies Section)

·         Keighley Town Hall, Bow Street, Keighley, BD21 3PA


What happens next


Following the conclusion of the consultation period on 10 September 2021, all representations received will be logged and collated, before being submitted together with the Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents for an independent examination by a suitably qualified, and independent person, known as an examiner.


The independent examiner will assess whether the neighbourhood plan meets the Basic Conditions (set out in law) and other legislative requirements. They will determine whether the proceeds (with or without modifications) to a local referendum.


Details of the examiner’s appointment and the examination itself will be published when appropriate. The referendum will be arranged by the Council’s Electoral Services team, at a date to be arranged.