Harden Neighbourhood Plan public consultation

Purpose of the consultation

Harden Village Council submitted its proposed Neighbourhood Development to the Council under Regulation 15 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended) on 7 February 2022 to Bradford Council.

In accordance with Regulation 16 (Publicising a Plan Proposal), the Council is inviting representations from organisations and individuals on the submitted NDP and supporting documents.



We know that a number of these documents are not fully accessible, and we are working to produce accessible versions. There are various ways in which we can support you in understanding and accessing this consultation. Please get in touch with


Details of earlier stages in the neighbourhood plan process can be viewed on the Harden Village Council website.


This consultation runs from Monday, 20 June to Monday, 15 August 2022.


Making representations


Representations can be made online using the Council's Opus Consult website, by email or in writing.


If making representations via email or in writing, it is recommended that they are made on the comment form provided below.



If you are making more than one comment on the Plan or supporting documentation, please use a separate Part B for each comment. Please ensure you state clearly the policy or paragraph to which your comment relates.


Comments should be submitted 5pm on Monday, 15 August 2022 to either of the following addresses:




Post: Local Plan Team, City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council, 4th Floor, Britannia House, Hall Ings, Bradford, BD1 1HX


Late or anonymous comments will not be accepted.


Viewing hard copies of the plan

Hard copies of the Harden Neighbourhood Development Plan and supporting documents can be viewed at the following deposit locations. Please check the opening times via the links below.



* Please telephone 01274 432772 to arrange an appointment. Opening times:

Monday to Thursday: 8.30am to 5pm; Friday: 8.30am to 4.30pm


What happens next


Following the conclusion of the consultation period on 15 August, all representations received will be logged and collated, before being submitted together with the Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents for an independent examination by a suitably qualified, and independent person, known as an examiner.


The independent examiner will assess whether the neighbourhood plan meets the Basic Conditions (set out in law) and other legislative requirements. They will determine whether the proceeds (with or without modifications) to a local referendum.


Details of the examiner's appointment and the examination itself will be published when appropriate. The referendum will be arranged by the Council's Electoral Services team, at a date to be arranged.