Neighbourhood Plan: Update February 2019

Bradford Council’s consultation on Addingham’s draft Neighbourhood  Development Plan closed on 16 January. The Council will collate comments received. The Neighbourhood Plan Review Group will be meeting on 12 February and hopes to have Bradford Council’s report on the consultation by then. The next step in the process will be for Bradford to appoint an independent planning inspector to review the plan, before it goes to referendum.

In the meantime Bradford Council is currently consulting on plans for a ‘Partial Review’ of the district wide development plan’s ‘Core Strategy’. The Core Strategy, which sets out planning policy until 2030 was adopted in July 2017, but the Council says key policies need to be reviewed now as there have been changes in the government’s national planning policy together with local policy. The review will focus on three areas re-assessing housing requirements and numbers; employment needs and land requirement and re-assessing the case for release of land from the Green Belt and changing Green Belt boundaries.
The Council term this a ‘scoping’ consultation setting out what will be reviewed and the technical assessments which will be carried out. The closing date for comments is 22 February at 5 pm. The documents and comment form can be found on Bradford’s website:

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