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Julian Jackson Assistant Director Planning Transportation and Highways City of Bradford District Council


The Role of Planning in Delivering Regeneration for the City of Bradford • Bradford District Context • Where have we been and where are we now • The emerging City Plan and key principles • Planning and Transportation • Leading on Place • The key delivery role of Planning and the Area Action Plan


Bordering Leeds and less than an hour away from Manchester, Sheffield and Hull. Less than 3 hours, by rail, from London, Edinburgh and Glasgow. At the heart of the M62 economic super region. Leeds Bradford Int’l Airport is only 20 minutes from the city centre. 40m consumers within a 4 hour drive

Bradford & Leeds Two Cities one Place


Bradford District Context The Poly Centric District with the City of Bradford and the Principal Towns of Keighley, Ilkley, Bingley and Shipley Population 512,600 370 sq km Two Thirds Rural 77% of population in City of Bradford, Keighley and along Aire Valley 18% of population are of Black & Minority Ethnic Communities (87,150 people) Affluence and deprivation (two fifth of the population in some of the most deprived neighbourhoods in the country) Rich historic and natural environment


Where have we been and where are we now • Rapid industrial growth in 19th and 20th centuries • Post war physical transformation to reinvigorate the City’s economy in face of industrial decline • Undermined by recession of late 70’s early 80’s – led to loss of manufacturing employment, with office job loss in City Centre – substantial City Centre decline • Shift of activity to suburbs and elsewhere, away from the City Centre • Has led to 30 years of lack of investment in the City Centre


Wool Capital


Alsop Plan for Bradford City Centre Commissioned by the URC


CITY PARK Bradford’s award winning City Park


2009


2012


2008/9 •Regional Status Secured for City •Eastbrook Hall •LEGI (Local Enterprise Growth Initiative) •UNESCO City of Film •Heritage Streets Projects

2009/10 •Culture Fusion Development •Provident Southgate Scheme •University and College Estate Investment •City Park – 6 Acre Development in the Heart of City


CITY PARK Official launch event 24th March 2012


2010/11 •Chain Street Housing •3 Hotels (Jurys, Travel lodge, Premier Inn) •Growth Zone - RGF £35m (Rate Relief Scheme, Planning, Skills & Business Support)

2012/13 •Freeman Grattan’s HQ’s in Little Germany •Super Connected City - Broadband and Wi-Fi •Council Estate Rationalised – 1500 Staff Moved in 2011/12 •City Deal (Governance, Transport, Skills, Investment) •City Plan (People, Property, Place & Prosperity)


2013/14 •Westfield on site •Bradford College new campus •Key schemes in the pipeline


CITY PARK Official launch event 24th March 2012


THE NEW PLAN FOR BRADFORD CITY CENTRE

OUR BRADFORD A CITY TO BE PROUD OF


ÂŁ35m investment in growth zone Combining RGF and Council resources Levering in over 3,000 new jobs Supporting businesses in Westfield and across the city centre 170 hectare zone

Supporting new jobs in Bradford city centre Regional Growth Fund


THE NEW PLAN FOR BRADFORD CITY CENTRE

OUR BRADFORD A CITY TO BE PROUD OF


THE NEW PLAN FOR BRADFORD CITY CENTRE

OUR BRADFORD A CITY TO BE PROUD OF

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PLACE

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PEOPLE

MODERN

PROPERTY

TENSION

PROSPERITY

CREATIVE TALENTED TOLERANT BEAUTIFUL PROSPEROUS

SIMPLE SMART PUBLIC HOLISTIC DESIGNED SMLXLXXL BOUNDARY PRIORITISED FOUNDATIONS TEAM OF TEAMS


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AD – Assistant Director Plan Lead, People, Place, Prosperity, Property PN – Local Partner Support to Plan Lead, People, Place, Prosperity, Property KB – Knowledge Bench Consultancy Support by subject/product need AB – External Advisory Board SD – Strategic Director


THE NEW PLAN FOR BRADFORD CITY CENTRE

OUR BRADFORD A CITY TO BE PROUD OF

THE PRODUCER CITY


Pace Radio design Hallmark Cards Denso BASF Borg Warner KONE University of Bradford

Scientific Research Development Design Engineering Education Professional Finance

Agriculture Utilities Manufacturing Construction

Create

Publishing Cultural Creative Media

Make

The Producer City

Morrisons Damart Grattan Yorkshire Water Emerald Provident Santander Yorkshire Building Society

Trade

Retail Wholesale Distribution Marketing Digital Infrastructure Finance Intermediaries

Creating the Conditions

Creating the Culture

Knowledge and Innovation

Making Bradford the best place to set up and stay in business

Promoting enterprise at all levels

Public and private sectors working together


Jobs

Food and Drink

Utilities

4,200

2,000

Textiles & Clothing

Retail

2,500

21,000

Printing & Packaging

Publishing

3,100 Chemicals

4,300 Engineering

4,200 Electronics & Electrical

1,800 Automotive

1,600

Create and Make

The Producer City

3,100 Make and Trade

Professional Services

7,500 Financial Services

7,300 Head Offices

5,000


Food and Drink Farmers Boy/Seabrooks/ Princes/Mumtaz/Premier Foods/Timothy Taylor

Utilities Yorkshire Water/ Northern Electric Retail Morrisons/Damart/Redcats/ Freemans Grattan/Slingsby

Textiles & Clothing Bulmer & Lumb/Hield/ Fibreline/JH Clissold/ Bombay Stores

Publishing Emerald/Hallmark/ Newsquest/Regent

Printing & Packaging Hallmark/Chesapeake/ Weidenhammer/Wrapid/ Chemicals BASF/Kemira/Nufarm/ Christeyns/McBride/ Engineering Kone/Denso/Teconnex/ AES/Hindle/George Barker/ Carnaud Metalbox/Thorite/Archerdal e ltd Electronics & Electrical Pace/Radio Design/Bowers/ Teledyne/Butterfield/NSF Automotive Borg Warner/Federal Mogul

Create and Make

The Producer City

Make and Trade

Professional Services Gordons/Rex Proctor/ Optima/Last Cawthra Feather/ Naylor Wintersgill/ Hayfield Robinson/Company Solutions ltd/Drydens/ Schofield Sweeney Financial Services Santander/Provident Yorkshire Building Society/ UKAR//Natwest/Equifax Head Offices Morrisons/Hallmark/Pace/ Yorkshire Building Society/ Yorkshire Water/Provident/ NG Bailey/


Place Plan Aims To create the spatial planning and Infrastructure framework to guide people place property and prosperity based development Activities within Bradford City Centre. Key features of the Place Plan will be to deliver on the Local Plan – Core Strategy emerging vision for Bradford City Centre 2028:-

“ Bradford City Centre will see the creation of up to 3,500 new homes by 2028. New jobs will be created in the financial, knowledge and creativity sectors. The city Centre will be characterised by an abundance of high quality public realm including the City Park and linear parkways providing a unique setting for shopping , tourism , culture and leisure experiences as well as the new Central Business District supplying Grade A office space. This will be supported by interlinked urban villages characterised by a good range of house types and tenures”

Bradford City Plan Place Plan


Place Plan Vision • The city centre will become a major destination in the wider city region, offering a different experience to other cities… • Become the place resident and visitors want to live, work and socialise • Renovation and reuse of historic buildings including Little Germany and Goitside for residential and employment • New build development will make use of high quality design… • Safeguard and enhance the city’s important cultural assets of The Alhambra, St Georges Hall, National Media Museum… • Aid in the formation of new public and private open spaces and new public realm improvements to build on the success of City Park, Heritage Streets and Market Place. Bradford City Plan Place Plan


Objectives 1. A unique, high quality shopping and leisure experience reflecting the city’s cultural mix. 2. An attractive, inclusive and safe environment. 3. Imaginative reuse of the architectural heritage alongside new development of high quality sustainable design. 4. A range of good quality housing and facilities to cater for a successful city centre community. 5. A thriving economy with new office developments, and a growth in innovative and creative industries as part of SMART Cities initiative.

Bradford City Plan Place Plan


Objectives continued 6. An enhanced higher education campus, with the University and College forming an integral part of the city centre. 7. A SMART connected city designed for the sustainable movement of information, people and goods through new technologies, public transport hubs, links and interchanges 8. Easy access to and around the City centre and Leeds Bradford International Airport for all sections of the community, and a reduction in problems caused by through traffic problems. 9. A rich and diverse variety of plants, birds, animals and insects as part of new linear parks, open spaces and waterways to enhance the quality of life and experience of visitors and residents alike. Bradford City Plan Place Plan


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The Interventions

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1. Deliver proposed growth of the city centre as envisaged in the statutory development plan, Local Plan – Core Strategy (including new jobs and 3,500 new homes) through Bradford City Centre Area Action Plan. XL and L 2. Stimulate and facilitate regeneration schemes as identified in the City Plan - People, Property and Prosperity Plans/Programmes through the plan making and planning application system. For example bringing vacant shop units and upper floors back into use. L 3. Assist with land assembly and delivery of key development sites through various mechanisms guided by the Bradford City Centre Area Action Plan, including key ‘packaged sites’ with planning permissions and ‘unpacked’ listed building consents. L

Bradford City Plan Place Plan


The Interventions

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XL 4. Protect and enhance built heritage whilst accommodating new development and encouraging flexibility of uses. M Project – Historic Environment Feasibility Strategy – detailed work on reviewing existing heritage assets, including potential case for de-listing. Deliver exemplar heritage refurbishment projects (Carter Building and Sunwin House) using innovative delivery models (Little Germany flexible consents regime) in partnership with English Heritage. M 5. Ensure developments are of a scale, mix and quality appropriate to Bradford’s status as a regional city through delivery of projects as part of the Stations Master plan for Forster square and the Interchange and planning guidance established in the City Centre Design Guide SPD. L Bradford City Plan Place Plan


The Interventions

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6. Create a Smart City which connects people and places through hard and soft infrastructure. L Project – Smart Social Infrastructure – City Centre Swimming Pool, new Secondary School, new Super Library – enable social infrastructure projects in the spirit of Smart Cities to re-define the city centre (beyond retail). L 7. Create sustainable and energy efficient buildings and public realm with excellent design. L/M Project – Connecting the City – next phase – enable the delivery of the economic growth potential of the City Park-Westfield-Little Germany axis. L/M

Bradford City Plan Place Plan


The Interventions

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8. Deliver places of distinctive character that encourage a range of uses and vibrancy. M Project – City Centre LDOs and system of Flexible Listed Building Consents - deliver LDO(s) and simplified and flexible Listed Buildings Consent regime as an exemplar project with English Heritage. M 9. Explore potential for renewable energy generation within city centre and its hinterland. XL 10. Plan, deliver and manage developments and associated critical infrastructure (such as highways, transportation, renewable energy generation, education, health, flood risk, drainage and green infrastructure). XL/L/M/S

Bradford City Plan Place Plan

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11. Effective maintenance and management of public and private spaces in partnership with landowners - To establish effective network management systems (cross Directorate), for example, extending the Variable Messaging Sign (VMS) system and management of Broadway Shopping Centre public realm. Other examples include utilising efficient nationally recognised Asset Management techniques to support and sustain the 'steady state' of the infrastructure M Project - Track side Environmental Improvements on railway lines coming into Bradford city centre to enhance biodiversity and create an attractive and well managed gateway corridor. M 12. Efficient and effective development management in the city centre - To meeting planning, building and environmental protection regulations. For example, residential schemes will need to consider planning, building control and environmental protection matters relating to bins, recycling, noise and air quality and adequate water management etc. M/S Project – Housing Design Guide – Supplementary Planning Document - to establish bespoke sustainable design principles in response to the character areas that make up the Bradford District. Bradford City Plan Place Plan


The Interventions

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• Adopting the Bradford City Centre AAP which will include regeneration focussed area based planning policies and proposals • Simplification of planning process to bring vacant properties and former shop units back into use • Strengthening links with the private sector and voluntary sector • Taking forward the Transport and Movement Framework through partnership working • To work with infrastructure providers and stakeholders through the Local Infrastructure Delivery Plan • Working towards high quality architecture and urban design • Working with the Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership • Working with local communities

Bradford City Plan Place Plan


City Centre AAP key role in delivery • Up to date development plan proposals and planning policies to give certainty to current and potential investors • Proposal statements and guidance on key sites • Potential for series of permissive Local Development Orders (LDO) across the city centre to encourage economic growth • Working with English Heritage on City Centre Historic Environment Strategy to explore potential for simplified and flexible listed building consent regime for the city centre • Ensure developments are of a an appropriate scale mix and Design quality • Use a range of delivery and funding regimes – West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund, Planning Performance Agreements, Major Developments Pre- Application Service

The Constant Remaking of Place - Julian Jackson  

Presentation by Julian Jackson from The Academy of Urbanism Congress in Bradford, 15-17 May 2013