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Executive to discuss 'Urban Village' plans
9:00am Wednesday 3rd October 2012 in News
Plans for a major regeneration project as part of a £250 million scheme to build the district’s first “urban village” are set to be agreed by councillors.
Bradford Council’s Executive will be asked to endorse the draft plan designed to regenerate a large area of industrial and grassy land along the Canal Road Corridor – between Bradford and Shipley – to be known as New Bolton Woods.
The plans have been drawn up by a Joint Venture Company, called Canal Road Urban Village Ltd, established in 2010 by the Council and its private sector development partner Urbo Regeneration Ltd.
A report to the Executive, which meets on Tuesday, states that if the Masterplan is endorsed, the first phase of development will start later this year with a planning application for a mixture of private and social housing. The company consulted local residents and other interested parties about what they wanted to see in the future.
The urban village will be focussed on the creation of a new centre where Stanley Road meets Canal Road in the central section of the Canal Road Corridor Regeneration Area.
Councillor Susan Hinchcliffe, Bradford Council’s executive member for housing, planning and transport, said: “We want to create a place that not only provides new homes for local people but also incorporates the essential services and facilities needed by the residents of those homes.
“This includes transport, shops, employment, sporting opportunities, schooling, parks and other open spaces.”