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Bradford Local Development Framework

Core Strategy Issues & Options Further Consultation


Bradford District has a growing population; this is anticipated to grow by 109,700 to 594,300 by 2029.  The Council and its partners need to plan for this growth in terms of providing homes, jobs, healthcare, education, shops and open spaces to cater for the needs of this growing population.

Bradford Council is currently producing a new strategic planning document, called a Core Strategy that will form part of its Local Development Framework.  This crucial document will influence the scale and location of development to be provided for housing, employment, leisure and retail across the district for the next 10 – 20 years.

If you have an interest in shaping the future planning of the district, you are invited to attend one of the following “Special Neighbourhood Forums”  to discuss the issues and give us your views. You can book by emailing us on the links opposite.


Wednesday 5 March 2008
Thornton Primary School, Thornton Road, Thornton
6.30pm – 9pm
Email: Reserve your Thornton place

Saturday 8 March 2008
Victoria Hall, Victoria Road, Saltaire
10am – 1pm
Email: Reserve your Saltaire place

Wednesday 12 March 2008
Thornbury Centre, Leeds Old Road, Bradford
1pm – 4pm
Email: Reserve your Thornbury place

Saturday 15 March 2008
Riddings Hall, Ilkley
10am – 1pm
Email: Reserve your Ilkey place

BY POST: Download the form

As part of the consultation the Council is holding a number of half-day events to discuss with local groups and other interested parties, in more detail, issues relating to their area. You or your organisation has been invited to attend one of the events as detailed on the enclosed Booking Form.

Further information on the Local Development Framework is available on the Council’s website at Copies of the three consultation documents are available online and reference copies can be found in the Council’s Planning Offices at Bradford, Ilkley, Keighley and Shipley, and the libraries in Shipley, Bingley, Keighley and Ilkley, and Bradford Central Library. Hard copies will also be made available on request by contacting the LDF Group on telephone number 01274 432499.

Even if you cannot attend an event please feel free to send us your comments. The Council welcomes your views and will take these into account when developing the Preferred Options for the Core Strategy. Comments should be made in writing and sent to the following FREEPOST address:

Bradford Local Development Framework
PO Box 1068

Alternatively, comments can be marked ‘Core Strategy Further Issues and Options Consultation’ and emailed to Comments should be received at the very latest by 20 March 2008.

Please note that representations cannot be treated as confidential and a schedule of all representations received will be published.

If you would like further information about the events, or would like to know more about the LDF please contact Helen Breen on 01274 432456 (or, or Edward Broadhead on 01274 432499 (or

Yours sincerely
Steve Hartley
Assistant Director Neighbourhood Services


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