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Former nightclub site for redevelopment

An area of Bradford city centre is to get a revamp if a local developer has his way. The former Gasworks/Castaways nightclub on Great Horton Road, to the rear of the former Odeon building is the subject of a planning application.  Overland Developments wants to convert the site into student accommodation with other amenities such as shops and a café.

Written on 19th May 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in News

Land development sites consultation

Consultation is underway in Bradford to identify land sites for development over the next generation. The ‘Allocations Development Plan Document’ is a key publication as it will identify and allocate areas to meet the need for new homes, employment sites and infrastructure.  The DPD needs to show sufficient land for at least 35,000 new homes and 135ha of employment land

Written on 13th May 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in News

Public space alcohol ban proposed

A Council consultation is underway on whether to get tough on street drinkers and anti-social behaviour in the city centre. If approved, offenders would get a fixed penalty notice of £100 or fined up to £2,000 if refusing to hand over alcohol or legal highs.  The rules would be enforced by council wardens and police community support officers. City Park

Written on 12th May 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford Council, Current Issues, News

Police react to driving concerns

Police react to Bradford driving concerns

Bradford Chamber has raised members’ concerns over poor local driving standards with West Yorkshire Police. Andy Caton, President, wrote to the city’s highest ranking officer, Chief Superintendent Simon Atkin, earlier this year, calling for more action to be taken against offenders.  The force’s reply has confirmed that a pro-active campaign has recently been targeting key wards in the District to

Written on 7th April 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in News, News story 3

Bradford Literature Festival: 20-29 May

Bradford Literature Festival takes place over 10 days in May, commencing on the 20th. Poet Laureate Dame Carol Ann Duffy, Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain and the university’s professor of peace studies Paul Rogers are among the guest speakers. There are 200 events, and 350 guest speakers, at various locations across the city.  Children’s events will be held

Written on 22nd March 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in News

Keighley / Aire Valley Growth/Investment Survey Underway

Businesses around the Keighley area are being asked to take a few minutes to complete a survey that could help with local investment. The survey focuses particularly on skills, land and property and investment, and is being conducted by the local authority as part of creating a strategy for growth in the area. The survey will close down after Easter. 

Written on 21st March 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford Council, Economy, Infrastructure, Leeds City Region, Lobbying, News, Skills

University Chancellor takes up post

A new Chancellor has taken over at Bradford University. Kate Swann was appointed last year and assumes her official duties today. The former WH Smith chief executive aims to enhance the institution’s international reputation. Kate succeeds former cricketer turned politician Imran Khan. Read more on the T&A here.

Written on 25th February 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in News

Sweet Centre trading again after mill fire

Businesses on Lumb Lane are urging Bradfordians to return to the area following the recent devastating mill fire. Led by Chamber member, the Sweet Centre restaurant, businesses are now appealing to their customers to come back.  The 15 businesses in the area have been working with Bradford Council to clean up the street, which still needs further repairs, including to

Written on 18th February 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford Council, Current Issues, Members News, News