Keighley Neighbourhood Plan

Welcome to Keighley’s Neighbourhood Plan webpage. Here, you will be able to find all information relating to the development of the Neighbourhood Plan for Keighley.

The Steering Group has begun its work, which includes appointing a consultation to assist the group with the development of the Neighbourhood Plan. The Steering Group, via the Town Council as the accountable body, has also been awarded £9,980 of Government funding to help with the costs associated with the Neighbourhood Plan.

In October and November 2023, the Steering Group held a series of workshops across Keighley that helped identify the key themes the plan should be focussed on. The themes are:

  • Environment
  • Housing Mix
  • Town Centre
  • Transport & Connections
  • Built Hertiage
  • Employment Opportunities

The next stage of the consultation process is to gather feedback on the key themes and ask if there are any other areas the plan should focus on. In early March 2024, every household in Keighley will receive an information leaflet about the key themes and with information on Neighbourhood Plans. Residents will have the chance to provide their feedback via an online survey. All responses submitted by 21st April date will be entered into a draw to win an iPad.

If you want more information or would be interested in joining the Steering Group please contact the Town Clerk, Joe Cooney, townclerk@keighley.gov.uk, 01535 872126, Civic Centre, North Street, Keighley, BD21 3RZ.

For more information on Neighbourhood Planning, you can visit https://neighbourhoodplanning.org/ You can also find information on Keighley’s plan and other plans in the Bradford District by visiting https://www.bradford.gov.uk/planning-and-building-control/planning-policy/neighbourhood-areas/?Folder=Keighley


Neighbourhood Plan FAQs

Neighbourhood Plan Consultation

The Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group are currently asking residents and other interested parties about the Key Themes for the Neighbourhood Plan.

Every household in Keighley will shortly receive an information flyer through the post. This flyer includes information about what a Neighbourhood Plan is and which themes the Steering Group has chosen to as the focus for the Neighbourhood Plan.

We want to hear from residents if those priorities are the right ones or if there is anything else that should be included.

You can read more details about the key themes in the Key Themes section of the website.

Complete our Neighbourhood Plan Survey here https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/NeighbourhoodPlan2023/

Responses submitted by 21 April 2024, will be entered into our prize draw to win an ipad. Subject to Terms & Conditions.

Terms & 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. *


The current Steering Group membership consists of the following representatives:

Cllr Andrew Judson – Chairman June Forsyth Jane Lee Cllr Caroline Firth
Allan Clark – Vice Chairman Barbara Archer Mike McColgan Ian Fulton
Cllr Paul Godwin Cllr Russell Brown Ashley Elliott
Ashley Forsyth Chris Graham Lynne Halstead

If you’re interested in joining the Steering Group please contact the Town Clerk, Joe Cooney, townclerk@keighley.gov.uk, by phone 01535 872126 or by calling into, Civic Centre, North Street, Keighley, BD21 3RZ


Following the early workshop sessions, the Steering Group have identified the following themes are the key areas the Neighbourhood Plan should focus on and draft policies to address some of the issues in each theme;


Building Heritage
Conservation Areas Setting & Views Significance, locally, regionally, nationally Original use Architectural importance Overall design Condition Community Asset
Industrial Heritage
Contribution to industrial advancement Economic contribution to the town and surrounding area Landscapes Housing linked to industry
Countryside Urban green spaces Climate Change measures Air Quality
Inter town roads Out of area link roads Cycleways and Pedestrian areas Rail connectivity and new routes (SELRAP) Public Transport Network
Housing Mix 
Housing types Housing Design Locations
Employment Opportunities 
Skilled jobs Employment sites Inward Investment
Town Centre 
Diversification Empty buildings Niche retail Footfall Public Realm

More details on each theme will be published throughout the plan process.