The Holme Wood and Tong Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) is a delivery framework for regeneration, housing quality and growth across the estate and wider area. The aims of the NDP are to facilitate the regeneration of the estate to create a sustainable local community, and to explore the potential for settlement growth and how this can raise the profile of the wider area within the context of the Leeds Bradford Corridor.
An effective NDP allows CBMDC to steer appropriate development activity within a clear spatial planning framework, allowing any future development to contribute to the wider regeneration activities for the NDP area.
The commission identified through stakeholder consultation, baseline data and area visits, concepts and options to help bring about positive quality of life changes on the estate, and the potential impacts they would have on the area.
CBMDC has worked closely with partners and stakeholders in developing and shaping the NDP, the Holme Wood and Tong Partnership Board being a key partner in the process. Other stakeholders include Ward Councillors, Incommunities, Education, Health, Police, and various other CBMDC Departments including Neighbourhood Services and Planning.
The concepts and options were the basis for the public consultation process, which organised and facilitated the process of the NDP preparation and helped to develop a local approach to shaping the future of the area. Successful neighbourhood and stakeholder involvement in this process was built from balanced, inclusive and widespread involvement of local people in the process. The consultation process was therefore designed to engage with residents and stakeholders of Holme Wood and the surrounding areas in exploring the key issues for them and the possible options for addressing these issues.
The consultation period has now ended. The Holme Wood & Tong NDP is now completed and was approved by Council's Executive on 20th January 2012.