Neighbourhood Planning

Details of the Neighbourhood Development Plan Project



The Haworth, Cross Roads and Stanbury Neighbourhood Development Plan is being prepared by the parish council through a steering group of councillors and local community representatives.

Neighbourhood Development Plans are a new type of community-led planning document introduced by Government in the 2011 Localism Act. They are part of a raft of new community rights to enable local communities to better shape their places. Once adopted the Haworth, Cross Roads and Stanbury Plan will form part of the statutory development plan for Bradford and its policies will be used by the District Council to help determine planning applications and by inspectors in deciding appeals.

The plan is now at an advanced draft stage and contains many policies and proposals relating to individual sites and buildings within the area. This includes land and/or buildings in which you are understood to have a legal interest. For this reason we are now consulting you on the draft provisions of the plan which relate to your interests.

Enclosed, you will find a map showing the land/building to which this consultation relates and a summary of the Neighbourhood Plan policy being suggested for that land/building, together with an assessment of your land/building if categorised as either Local Green Space or  Non-Designated Heritage Asset. We now need you to tell us whether or not you agree with the policy and to make any associated comments in support of your response. (NB if the plan’s policies relate to more than one piece of land or building in which you are understood to have an interest, you will find the corresponding number of maps, policy summaries and assessments enclosed).

Responses can be made by post or by e-mail to the above addresses, using the enclosed response form, or by completing a form at one of the following  scheduled public drop-in events to be held over the 3 week consultation period:-


  • Tuesday 6 March 2018 6-8pm St. Gabriel’s Church, Stanbury
  • Wednesday 7 March 2018 6-8pm West Lane Baptist Church, Haworth
  • Thursday 8 March 2018 6-8pm Lees Primary School, Cross Roads


The consultation will run from 19 February until 12 March 2018. If you have any questions, please either e-mail us at the above address or ring us during normal office hours (Tuesday-Friday 12-4pm) on the above number.

Following this consultation, the intention is to move to the statutory consultation on a final plan during early summer 2018, after which the plan will be submitted to Bradford Council to organise an independent examination. We anticipate that the plan will come into force in late 2019, following a referendum of all electoral role voters within the Neighbourhood Area.

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