Baildon Green
BAILDON NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN

Want to help shape Baildon’s environment in the future?


You can, by helping us to produce a Neighbourhood Plan - a plan which must be both community-led and used in determining planning applications in the area.


WHAT A NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN CAN AND CANNOT ACHIEVE

So what is a Neighbourhood Plan?

  • A community-led framework for guiding the future development and growth of an area

  • Relates to the use and development of land and associated social, economic and environmental issues

  • Does not have to concentrate on housing, industrial or commercial development but can plan for improvements to, for example, the Town’s open spaces, recreation and safety

  • May deal with a wide range of issues or it may focus on one or two issues that are of particular importance in a local area

  • Has statutory force as part of Bradford’s Local Plan

  • Does not have to concentrate on housing, industrial or commercial development but can plan for improvements to, for example, the Town’s open spaces, recreation and safety

  • May deal with a wide range of issues or it may focus on one or two issues that are of particular importance in a local area

  • Has statutory force as part of Bradford’s Local Plan


A Neighbourhood Plan cannot:

  • Contradict Bradford’s Local Plan

  • Be a mechanism for reducing the number of houses allocated to Baildon


HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?

Do you have the knowledge, skills or just an interest in helping the Town Council? These are some examples of the ways you can help:

  • Being part of any Steering Group or sub group

  • Providing pro bono expertise, advice and support in planning, law, IT and publicity or other related areas

  • Sharing local historical and environmental knowledge

  • Helping conduct surveys and/or research

  • Contributing to the evidence base

  • Collating evidence and survey results

  • Publicising the plan

  • Using map and plan reading skills

  • Helping conduct surveys and/or research

  • Donating maps, plans, photographs or other relevant materials


INFORMATION AND CONSULTATION EVENTS

If you'd like to know more or get involved,please come along to one of the following events:

  • Sat 2 April - St Hugh's Church Hall - 9am until 1pm

  • Sat 9 April - Wesleys Methodist Centre - 10am until noon

  • Tues 12 April - Baildon Community Link - 7.30pm until 9.30pm

  • Wed 20 April - St James' Church Hall - 7.30pm until 9.30pm


You can also contact the Deputy Clerk on 01274 593169, or email deputy.clerk@baildontowncouncil.gov.uk.

USEFUL LINKS

We've compiled some useful links which you may find of interest:


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