New plan for Saltaire World Heritage Site

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A revised blueprint which could shape development at a world heritage site will be available for public consultation next week.

The latest draft of the Management Plan for Saltaire includes more than 50 projects covering six main areas for managing the World Heritage Site relating to conservation, tourism, education, transport, community and the buffer zone.

All world heritage sites need an up-to-date Management Plan to satisfy UK Government and UNESCO requirements.

The blueprint will play a key role in the planning process for development in Saltaire and the surrounding buffer zone.

Councillor Val Slater, Bradford Council’s heritage champion, said: “We hope as many interested parties as possible will contribute to the consultation so we can together develop a sustainable future for this wonderful, historic village.

“Saltaire is a marvellous asset in so many ways for the Bradford district and we want to make sure it stays that way in the years to come while remembering that the village contains a living, vibrant community, as well as a world famous heritage site.”

Since September 2013 public events and meetings have been held in Saltaire to gather the views of residents, land and property owners, schools and businesses. These views have been used to draft an updated plan.

People have until October 6 to comment on the draft plan and should visit Bradford Council’s consultation webpage at or A public consultation event will be held in Saltaire on September 10.

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