Bradford District Local Plan


The Council is preparing a new Local Plan which sets out how the District will grow sustainably over the next 15 to 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 and many of our urban areas.