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Saltaire Management Plan: available for public consultation

The Management Plan for the Saltaire World Heritage Site has been revised and updated and is available for public consultation, writes Helen Thornton, Saltaire World Heritage Officer.

Anyone wanting to see the draft plan and comment about it has until 6 October and should visit Bradford Councils consultation webpage at ( or (  A public consultation event will be held in Saltaire on 10 September 2014. Further details of this will be advertised shortly.

A hard copy of the Plan and the consultation questionnaire can be obtained at the receptions of Shipley Town Hall or Jacob's Well in the centre of Bradford.

All World Heritage Sites need an up-to-date Management Plan to satisfy UK Government and UNESCO requirements. It will play an important role in the planning process for development in Saltaire and the surrounding buffer zone.

Saltaires first Management Plan was written in 2001 and since then many successful projects, such as the refurbishment of Roberts Park, have been delivered.

Since September 2013 public events and meetings have been held in Saltaire to gather the views of residents, land and property owners, schools and businesses. These views have been used to draft an updated Plan.

There are over 50 projects in the draft plan covering six main areas for managing the World Heritage Site relating to conservation, tourism, education, transport, community and the buffer zone.

Projects in the draft updated Management Plan include improved guidance for homeowners about how to maintain their listed buildings, better signage and leaflets for tourists, a bid to create an Interpretation Centre to showcase Saltaires heritage, the development of a sustainable Transport Strategy, a car club and improvements to parking, and more educational materials for schools.

The drafting of the Plan has been led by Bradford Council but its future success will rely on partnership working with a range of other external organisations and community groups and champions getting actively involved.

The  draft Plan has already had input from the Saltaire Steering Group who include representatives of  Saltaire Village Society, Saltaire Traders, Incommunities, Ward Members, Shipley Area Office, Newmason Properties, Bradford District Care Trust, Shipley College, Baildon Town Council, English Heritage and Canal and River Trust.

Coun Val Slater, Bradford Councils Heritage Champion, said: "We hope as many interested parties as possible will contribute to the consultation so we can together develop a sustainable future for this wonderful, historic village.

"Saltaire is a marvellous asset in so many ways for the Bradford district and we want to make sure it stays that way in the years to come while remembering that the village contains a living, vibrant community, as well as a world famous heritage site."

Helen Thornton BA, MA, AMA
World Heritage Site Officer - Saltaire
Landscape, Design and Conservation
Planning, Transportation and Highways
Tel: 01274 435319 ● Mob: 07582 101814

2nd Floor (South), Jacobs Well, Bradford, BD1 5RW
City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
Department of Regeneration and Culture



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