Neighbourhood Areas

Local people can now have a direct and active say in helping to shape development in the area in which they live through ‘neighbourhood planning’.

In order to produce a Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP), an area must first be formally designated as a ‘Neighbourhood Area’ by the Council. A relevant body, for example a Town Council, a Parish Council or a Neighbourhood Forum, can submit a request and a proposed boundary map to the Council for consideration - this is known as a Neighbourhood Area Application.

Once an application is received by the Council, it will then be published for public consultation before a final decision on the areas status is made.

Bradford Council has approved ten Neighbourhood Areas. Eight of these Parish or Town Councils are currently working to produce their Neighbourhood Development Plan. Details of the current position with regard to the other two Areas, (Baildon and Cullingworth), can be found on their respective pages below. Please contact the respective Parish or Town Council for further information on the progress of their Plan.

Current consultations

Burley-in-Wharfedale Neighbourhood Development Plan - Regulation 16 Consultation - Monday, 12 June to Monday, 24 July 2017

Neighbourhood Area Applications

Harden Neighbourhood Area Application consultation: Monday, 10 July to Monday, 7 August 2017

Bingley Neighbourhood Area Application consultation: Thursday, 13 July to Thursday, 10 August 2017

Designated Neighbourhood Areas


Contact details

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