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MP to defend Core Strategy intervention


Shipley MP Philip Davies will speak to Bradford Property Forum on Wed 5 April. Mr Davies has agreed to speak after being approached by West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce.  He will speak about his views on Bradford’s Local Plan, the Core Strategy. Never afraid to speak his mind, the MP has upset many businesses in the property sector

Written on February 14, 2017Mike Cartwright
Published in Events, Local News, News, Residential

Architect has designs on property sector

New Chair, Allan Booth (centre), with Vice-Chair Marianne McCallum

Bradford Property Forum has a new chairman.  Allan Booth of Rance Booth Smith architects has taken over the running of the networking and lobby group from Chartback Developments’ Steve McManus. Allan will lead the group for the next two years, taking charge of networking events, steering group meetings and co-ordinating the overall direction of the business group.  The Property Forum

Written on February 14, 2017Mike Cartwright
Published in Local News, News

Development levy plan dropped


The planned levy on development that supporters claimed would help to fund infrastructure should be waived for house-building schemes in Bradford a planning inspector has ruled. The move would help to regenerate brownfield sites in both places, the Government inspector said, even though Council estimates show it could cost the district more than £10 million in unrealised cash for roads, schools

Written on February 8, 2017Mike Cartwright
Published in Funding, Local News, News, Residential

Rupert joins BPF Steering Group


Rupert Pometsey has joined the steering group of Bradford Property Forum. Rupert is currently the Director of Lumia Homes, part of Incommunities, and is responsible for the development of housing of all tenure types. He has been involved in a number of housing schemes to regenerate the local area.  With a background in architecture, Rupert has over a decade of

Written on December 1, 2016Mike Cartwright
Published in Commercial, Local News, News, Residential

Property panel faces tough tasks

  Bradford Council’s Regeneration Director addressed a property audience recently. Mike Cowlam presented to the city’s Property Forum (22 Nov 2016), along with Estates & Property Assistant Director Ben Middleton, with both facing tough questions from the 60-plus audience.  Employment land, housing, Northern Powerhouse Rail and specific city centre regeneration sites were all covered in a Q&A panel session that

Written on December 1, 2016Mike Cartwright
Published in City Centre Regeneration, Events, Local News, News