To build on the economic success of Shipley as an IT, digital and manufacturing hub, and the rich, unique cultural offer of Saltaire World Heritage Site, to transform it into a well-connected, sustainable, creative and innovative location, supporting tourism, jobs, skills, training and educational opportunities for all.

Shipley town centre will be a diverse, attractive, active heart of activity, showcasing the town's strong sense of community and building on its distinctiveness as a place. 

Wider health, well-being and leisure infrastructure improvements will support an excellent quality of life, making it an outstanding place to live, study, work, shop, play, visit and invest

Strategic objectives for Shipley

  • To strengthen and diversify the local economy, supporting existing sectors and SMEs, and providing a range of opportunities for clean, green growth
  • To address the town centre core, increasing footfall, diversifying the offer and creating a heart for activity
  • To improve the provision of sustainable infrastructure to improve connectivity within the town, increase active travel, address modal shift and support Net Zero
  • To support the delivery of digital infrastructure to improve standards and coverage as well as support digital inclusion by improving access to training, skills and technology
  • To deliver a quality housing offer to suit all needs
  • To improve access and linkages to a range of clean, green spaces, services and activities supporting health and well-being
  • To support the continued growth of Shipley and Saltaire as a unique creative, leisure and cultural destination, growing tourism and access
  • To improve access to skills and training, increasing employability and addressing skills shortages to support continued growth in key sectors