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Bradford urban village approved

Bradford urban village approved

Plans to build a 1,000-home urban village in Bradford have been approved by the city’s Metropolitan Council. The new development at New Bolton Woods, located between Bradford and Shipley, is set to cost as much as £150 million, and will cover 30 hectares. It will be developed by Canal Road Urban Village (CRUVL), a joint venture partnership made up of Urbo and Bradford Metropolitan District Council. The project is designed to be a self-contained village, complete with a central area, shops, a school and other amenities. It is hoped that the development will help tackle an ongoing housing shortage in the area. Planning permission has now been granted for the scheme, following a three-year consultation to assess the potential impact of the development on the surrounding areas. To mitigate the loss of a nearby sports field, it has been agreed that an all-weather replacement will be built as part of the village’s facilities. Peter Swallow, a director of Urbo and CRUVL said: “The granting of planning permission is a major milestone in the delivery of the residential phase of New Bolton Woods.“We are now in a position to start talking to housebuilders and identify the right partners to deliver the scheme. We anticipate great demand given the excellent location of the development, its proximity to public transport and the demand for private housing in the area.”The plans must now be sent to communities and local government secretary Greg Clark, who has the power to overrule the council’s approval if he sees fit. It is not certain when construction is likely to begin, but the whole village will take around 15 years to complete.The first 50 homes that have been developed in the proposed area are already completed and occupied, showing the level of demand for houses in the area. 

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