About New Bolton Woods

New Bolton Woods is a long-term project to create a new urban village, focused around Bolton Woods. It will be delivered by a company called Canal Road Urban Village Limited, a partnership between regeneration company Urbo and Bradford Council.

The start of this process will be to work on an emerging development plan for the area together with the existing community. Over the coming months we will be running workshops with the community to produce a guiding vision for the area.

The area has a long industrial and community history and we hope to build on some of the area’s strengths to help Bolton Woods develop as an attractive and successful, well-defined neighbourhood between Shipley and Bradford. We have already identified a need for more and better housing and jobs together with community facilities and recreational space but the form this takes will require much more work.

We hope it will become a place that people will increasingly choose to live, work and enjoy spending time in, whether already part of the community or moving from other parts of Bradford and beyond.

This blog will keep you up to date about the area’s emerging design and progress with development ,workshops and public exhibitions, important dates and how to get in touch with us. Please visit the blog front page for the latest information.


Partnership: We work in partnership with all local stakeholders.

Design: We care about great design and believe it is essential to creating places that people will love.

Sustainability: We aim to promote best practice sustainable development to make a better place.

Community: We wish to work with the community to share ideas and create a sense of shared achievement.