Keighley Neighbourhood Plan

Neighbourhood Plan Consultation


Thank you for taking the time to submit your comments as part of the development of the Keighley Neighbourhood Plan. The development of the Neighbourhood Plan is being led by Keighley Town Council. A steering group made up of councillors and residents has been established to oversee the plan development.


The work to develop the plan is still in the early stages. In late 2023 a series of workshops were held across Keighley to start the information gathering process from residents. This survey is the second stage of that process to ensure as many people as possible get the chance to have their say on the plan.


Please feel free to share this questionnaire with your friends and family to ensure we get the broadest range of responses as possible.


What is a neighbourhood plan?
A neighbourhood plan is a plan that can be prepared by local communities through their Town Council to set future land use planning policy for their area. When finalised the plan will become part of the development plan for Bradford.

Does Keighley need a Neighbourhood Plan?
The Town Council consider that the answer is “yes”. Neighbourhood planning provides the Town Council, with your help, the ability to set future planning policy for the Keighley area. This could identify areas for new development and protect things that people consider special, such as green spaces and our historic environment.

What does the Town Council need to do to prepare a neighbourhood plan?
The process for preparing a neighbourhood plan is set by government. It has a number of key stages, numerous opportunities for consultation and concludes with a vote of everyone on the electoral register in Keighley. If a majority of people in Keighley vote “yes”, our plan will be approved and help shape the future of the area.

The Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group has identified the following key issues to be considered by the Keighley Neighbourhood Plan.

Built Heritage – key features and buildings that are important to the history and architecture of the area that are not protected by listed building status or because they are in a Conservation Area that could be identified for protection in the Keighley Neighbourhood Plan. If you can think of buildings or features to go on such a list, please let us know.

Environment – through the Neighbourhood Plan we can protect key features of the local environment – such as landscape, wildlife sites and green spaces. What do you think should be protected or improved in the local environment?

Transport and Connections – getting around conveniently and sustainably is a key way to reduce the impact of climate change. Where is sustainable transport good or bad in the Keighley area? How could it be improved and how can we make better connections within Keighley and to other areas?

Employment Opportunities - how can local employment opportunities be widened and increased?

Housing Mix – this issue could look at issues such as house size, house type and house tenure. What is missing from the local housing stock e.g. are houses small, or too large, are they of the wrong type?

Keighley Town Centre – town centres are struggling nationally with the threat from online shopping, changing consumer tastes, competition from larger centres and the cost of living crisis to name but a few reasons. How can the Neighbourhood Plan help to improve the vitality and viability of Keighley town centre?

1. Do you agree that the Town Council has identified the correct Key Issues for the Keighley Neighbourhood Plan *


2. If no, what changes need to be made to the priorities and which planning issues should the Keighley Neighbourhood Plan be focussed on.


3. Are there any significant planning issues in your local area? Such as empty buildings, unused land, historic building in disrepair or unauthorised development/works.


4. What parts of the local environment do you think the Keighley Neighbourhood Plan should seek to protect? This could be particular areas or more generic themes such as rivers, green spaces.


5. What areas of the town do you think the Keighley Neighbourhood Plan should seek to improve?


6. Is there anything else you would like to add?


7. If you would like to be kept up to date on the progress of the Neighbourhood Plan please include your email address below.


8. Do you wish to enter the prize draw to win an iPad? *


9. If yes, please provide your name and contact details below (ideally email address and phone number).


10. Please confirm you agree with these terms and conditions.


- You must be 16 years or over to enter the prize draw.

- Subject to exclusions, everyone who completes the survey and enters the prize draw on or before 21 April 2024 is eligible to win the prize.
- The prize is an ipad mini
- The prize draw is not open to participating organisation employees.
- Entry to the prize draw is non-transferable. No cash alternative is available.
- A winner will be selected at random on or before 30 April 2024 after which the winner will be notified via the contact details given.
- By entering the prize draw, you agree to be bound by these rules in relation to the prize draw.
- We reserve the right to pick an alternative winner at random if the original winner is unable to take up the prize or we are unable to contact them.
- We reserve the right to cancel or suspend the prize at any point without liability to the winner.
- Our decision is final on all matters and no correspondence will be entered into. *


11. Would you like to opt into our e-newsletter mailing list. If yes, you will receive our regular e-newsletter with the latest updates and news from the Town Council.