Silsden residents have say on future planning

8:20am Saturday 7th January 2012

By Clive White

Silsden residents are to be asked their views as part of efforts to create a new town plan.

The town council is drawing up the plan to help guide future development in the area.

It has almost completed a questionnaire which is due to be delivered to most properties in Silsden.

A town council spokesman said it was important that residents had their say.

He said: “We want to hear your views, concerns and ideas for making Silsden an even better place in which to live, work and play.”

The plan will provide information for Bradford Council’s district development plan and give Silsden Town Council a chance to influence Bradford's decisions.

Similar plans have been devised in recent years by Keighley Town Council and several parish councils in the area. The plans identify the priorities of residents on issues such as education, crime and the environment and set out visions for the future.

In Steeton, residents’ suggestions for their parish plan led to the council successfully raising £200,000 for a new community centre next to the bowling green.

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