The Town Council’s community consultations are now underway, and we would like to encourage as many people as possible to have their say on a variety of important issues for Bingley.

Our Neighbourhood Plan Working Group has produced a draft plan, which requires your feedback before it can go to the next stage. We also want to know what you think Council priorities should be for the three-year period from April 2020 and get your suggestions on what we can spend our Community Infrastructural Levy funds on.

The consultations run until Wednesday 25 September and you can talk to Councillors and members of the Neighbourhood Plan Working Group at the following events:

  • Saturday 07/09/19 – Bingley Market and Bingley Arts Centre, 9am-1pm
  • Monday 09/09/19 – Eldwick Church, café area, 2pm-4pm
  • Thursday 12/09/19 – Crossflatts Community Centre (COPWA), 5.30pm-7.30pm
  • Monday 16/09/19 – Bingley Methodist Church 1.30pm-3.30pm
  • Tuesday 17/09/19 – St Wilfrid’s, Gilstead, 7pm-9pm
  • Friday 20/09/19 – Cottingley Community Centre, 10am-12pm
  • Wednesday 25/09/18 – Bingley Business Expo, Bingley Arts Centre, 10am-3.30pm

A paper questionnaire will be available at these events or from the Town Clerk.

You can also make your views known via an online questionnaire, available at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/BTCCommunityConsultation

Neighbourhood Plan

This is a document that creates policies that will influence building and development in the Bingley Town Council area until 2030. It will also entitle Bingley to receive a greater proportion of Community Infrastructure Levy monies.

Priorities

To help the Town Council set its agenda for 2020 to 2023, we would like residents to tell us what they think the most important areas of work or project/s are and to give us any suggestions as to what the Council could also consider achieving.

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

CIL is a charge paid by developers to Bradford Metropolitan District Council. As Bingley has a Town Council it receives 15% of any CIL paid on development in the parish. When Bingley has a Neighbourhood Plan, the town will receive 25% of any CIL. CIL can be used to fund a very broad range of facilities such as transport initiatives, play areas, parks and green spaces, cultural and sports facilities, healthcare facilities, academies and free schools, district heating schemes and police stations and other community safety facilities.