The new Bradford Local Plan – how is it connected to this traffic scheme?

Bradford Council published its draft Local Plan for the whole district in early February. It divides the District up into area mini-plans, including for the ‘Canal Road Corridor’, ‘Shipley’, and ‘Bradford North-West’ which includes Manningham Lane and Keighley Road. Much of the public discussion will be about where new housing should be built, but the plan also covers transport and the environment.

The draft Local Plan says that Canal Road / Valley Road ‘would become a streamlined high capacity route’ (Section 5.6.15). Responses to the consultation are required by 24th March. BSTA will consider how to further our concerns about air quality and climate through this consultation.

You can read each section of the draft Local Plan at https://www.bradford.gov.uk/planning-and-building-control/planning-policy/bradford-district-local-plan. On that same page are invitations to Zoom consultations on the broad policies in the plan, including Transport, the Environment and Housing. They are all from 1st to 12th March, and you have to register.

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