Ilkley Neighbourhood Plan takes a significant step forward

Ilkley Town Council have prepared draft a Neighbourhood Development Plan which will help shape the future growth and development of the area until 2030. Bradford Council has today (Friday 16) started a consultation of the plan.

Neighbourhood Development Plans are a means to enable local people to develop a shared vision for their neighbourhood and have a greater say over the shape of development and growth locally.

Over the past eight years Ilkley Town Council have been working with the local community to produce a Neighbourhood Development Plan for their area. They have undertaken research and consultation with local communities to inform a number of planning policies and land designations.

The town council have now submitted their proposed Neighbourhood Plans to Bradford Council as the plans they wish to see adopted.

Councillor Alex Ross-Shaw, Executive Member for Regeneration, Planning and Transport at Bradford Council said: “I am pleased two more neighbourhood plans are now going out to consultation and encourage residents in these areas to look at them and take part.