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Architect has designs on property sector

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Bradford Property Forum has a new chairman.  Allan Booth of Rance Booth Smith architects has taken over the running of the networking and lobby group from Chartback Developments’ Steve McManus.  Allan will lead the group for the next two years, taking charge of networking events, steering group meetings and co-ordinating the overall direction of the business group.  The Property Forum

Written on 14th February 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Environment, Infrastructure, Lobbying, News

Development levy plan to be dropped

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The planned levy on development that supporters claimed would help to fund infrastructure should be waived for house-building schemes in Bradford a planning inspector has ruled. The move would help to regenerate brownfield sites in both places, the Government inspector said, even though Council estimates show it could cost the district more than £10 million in unrealised cash for roads, schools

Written on 8th February 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford Council, Current Issues, Infrastructure, Lobbying, News

Bradford Council budget cut consultation

Have your say on planned Council cuts - 12 Feb deadline

Views are invited from businesses on Bradford Council’s planned budget cuts for 2017-19. Over the last six years, the Council has had to find £250m in savings and increased income due to central government funding cuts and rising demand for services.  In 2020, its net budget will be around half of what it was ten years previous. In previous years,

Written on 2nd February 2017Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford Council, Current Issues, Finance, Lobbying, News

Council Leader speaks to policy group

Back Bradford's Great Exhibition of the North bid by tweeting on Friday 16 Sep

Bradford Council Leader Susan Hinchcliffe spoke to the Chamber’s Leadership Group in November 2016. The Windhill & Wrose representative had previously had several meetings and conversations with Chamber Chief Executive Sandy Needham, but this was the first time members had the opportunity to put questions direct to the Leader.  Cllr Hinchcliffe, who has held the top post since last May,

Written on 1st December 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford Council, Current Issues, Leeds City Region, Lobbying, News, Skills

Action Call, Fri 16 Sep: #GreatNorthExpo2018

Back Bradford's Great Exhibition of the North bid by tweeting on Friday 16 Sep

Businesses are being asked to get behind Bradford’s bid to host the Great Exhibition of the North. On Friday 16 September, people are asked to state on social media platform Twitter how and why Bradford should host the exhibition in 2108. The volume of activity will be assessed and form part of the criteria for judging which city will host

Written on 13th September 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Awards, Bradford Council, Current Issues, Leeds City Region, LEP, Lobbying, News

Hard Ings Road improvements – consultation

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A consultation is underway to obtain views on plans to improve Hard Ings Road in Keighley. The road has been a pinch-point for some time and it is hoped to reduce congestion and improve safety. People have until 7 October to comment, which can be done in a number of ways. Call at the drop-in session, 2-8pm Thursday 29 Sept,

Written on 8th September 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford Council, Current Issues, Infrastructure, Lobbying, News

New Line, Greengates junction improvement plan

Greengates road junction improvement planned - views sought

Proposals are being developed for changes to the junction of Harrogate Road (A658) and New Line (A657) at Greengates. From 30 August, Bradford Council is consulting on it plans to ease congestion in the area, and views are invited up to 23 September.  Other benefits hoped for include a better experience for pedestrians and cyclists, and better access to nearby

Written on 26th August 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Bradford Council, Current Issues, Infrastructure, Lobbying, News

Driving crackdown deals with 4,000 (so far)

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Bradford Police operations to crack down on poor driving in the city has seen them deal with more than 4,000 drivers now. Operation Steerside was started in February, and received the backing of the Chamber after members had been calling for more action for some time. The campaign is highlighting driving standards and calling for changes to the law. Read

Written on 8th August 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Current Issues, Lobbying, News