Land allocations Development Plan Document

Green Belt Review Draft Methodology consultation

Introduction

The council is consulting on the methodology for carrying out a 'Green Belt Review', which will form part of the Bradford District Local Plan evidence.

Further Issues and Options

The Allocations DPD is an important document. It will allocate land to meet the district's needs over the period to 2030 for new homes, and will identify sites for gypsies and travellers, sites for business and industry, and sites for infrastructure and community uses such as schools and road improvements. It will also identify which greenspaces will be protected and enhanced.

The Green Belt Review will form a key part of the Local Plan evidence. The overall purpose of the 'Green Belt Review' is to assess areas of the green belt against its main purposes in national policy, to determine how it is currently contributing to those purposes. It is important to note that the final 'Green Belt Review' report will not identify land for release or development. The findings from the report will be used along with a range of other evidence in the allocation of sites in the Local Plan.

Public Consultation - Further Issues and Options (December 2017 to January 2018)

The purpose of this consultation is to seek views from the relevant stakeholders and the general public on the proposed approach for undertaking the 'Green Belt Review'.

It is important to stress the Council is only seeking comments on the green belt review methodology. It is not seeking or accepting general comments on the green belt, the need for green belt to be released, specific sites or any other part of the Local Plan at this stage.

This consultation will begin on Monday 18 December 2017 and will run for 6 weeks until Monday 29 January 2018. All responses should be received by no later than 5pm on Monday 29 January 2018.

Consultation documents

The consultation documents are available to view below and are available for inspection at the following locations:

Main Council Offices - (Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm, Friday 9am to 4.30pm):

  • Britannia House, Broadway, Bradford, BD1 1HX
  • Keighley One Stop Shop, Town Hall, Bow Street, Keighley, BD21 3SX

Main Local Libraries - (Monday to Friday 9am to 7pm, Saturday 9am to 5pm):

  • Bradford City Library, Centenary Square, Bradford, BD1 1NN
  • Bradford Local Studies, Margaret MacMillan Tower, Princes Way, Bradford, BD1 1SD
  • Shipley Library, 2 Wellcroft, Shipley, BD18 3QH
  • Bingley Library, Myrtle Walk, Bingley, BD16 1AW
  • Keighley Library, North Street, Keighley, BD21 3SX
  • Ilkley Library, Station Road, Ilkley, LS29 8HA

Copies of the consultation documents can be downloaded and printed as required.

How you can comment

Comments can be submitted by email or post. The Council strongly encourages the use of electronic and online methods of submission as it makes the processing and response to them quicker and more efficient.

Comments should be submitted to: planning.policy@bradford.gov.uk or in writing to: Development Plans Group, 4th Floor, Britannia House, Hall Ings, Bradford BD1 1HX

Comments and responses must be received by 5pm on Monday 29 January 2018

For further information please contact Planning.Policy@bradford.gov.uk with your query and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Alternatively, you can phone 01274 433679.

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