New Bolton Woods Planning Applications Submitted

In November 2014 Canal Road Urban Village Ltd. (CRUVL) submitted a”hybrid planning application” for New Bolton Woods. This is for a mixed use masterplan consisting of up to 1000 new houses, a local centre with shops, health centre, a new primary school, sports pitches and green spaces as well as new public squares and a new small foodstore. The application is called hybrid as part of it is in “detail” and part is in “outline”. The detailed part is for the access points and the buildings that are proposed to be demolished. The rest of the application is applied for in “outline”, and includes where development will take place, how tall the buildings can be and their proposed uses.

The application can be viewed online on the planning portal. The planning application will take several months to be assessed by Bradford’s planning department. The Application reference is: 14/04818/MAF. Please follow this link and search for application no. 14/04818/MAF to see the application and make comments.

A separate “detailed planning application” has also been submitted for the retail development of the small foodstore in the local centre. Please follow this link and search for the application using reference no. 14/04817/MAF.

20140724 Brow WoodAbove: Illustrative image of Bolton Hall area

20140724_Bolton Hall_PhotomontageAbove: Illustrative image of Bolton Woods hill could look like in the future


New Bolton Woods – Pre Application Exhibition

We’ll be back in Bradford on Wednesday 16th July with an exhibition of our final masterplan and proposals for New Bolton Woods!

Our team on behalf of CRUVL (Canal Road Urban Village Limited – a partnership between URBO Regeneration and Bradford MDC) are due to submit a planning application for the whole site in August 2014. Since our public consultation events took place last year, the team have been drawing up details for the planning application and have also been involved in a number of discussions to resolve some issues and refine the scheme prior to making the application.

Subsequently some small changes have been made to the masterplan and we would like to invite you to a public exhibition on Wednesday 16th July where we will be showcasing our final masterplan and explaining the next steps for delivery of the project.

We will be holding two sessions and you will be able to drop in anytime between 12-6:30pm or 7-9pm. Members from the team will be on hand to take you through proposals and answer any questions you may have.

The details for the two session are as follows:

Wednesday 16th July

  • 12pm – 6:30pm
    Bolton Woods Community Centre, Livingstone Road, BD2 1BD
    Drop-in Exhibition
  • 7pm – 9pm 
    Poplars Farm School, Poplars Road, BD2 1LQ
    Drop-in Exhibition in the School hall

We hope to see you there and would appreciate if you could pass this message onto anyone whom you think would be interested in attending!

Please take a look at the exhibition material below:

Masterplan Update_July2014

Update on Recent Developments_July 2014


New Bolton Woods Update

The New Bolton Woods team have been making good progress over the last six months. Following the granting of planning consent for Phase 1 of the scheme a year ago, the main focus has been to get the first homes on site. We are pleased to say that this is now progressing well as is evident from all the activity on the site. Our delivery partners for the first 46 houses are Skipton Homes and these will all be fully built before the end of this year. They are available for sale now and can be viewed on Skipton Properties’ web site:

In terms of the wider masterplan the main focus of our work has been to prepare for making a planning application for the entire project in Summer this year. We have been delayed due to some technical matters but as with the first housing, we have still been able to make some delivery progress. This should result in early development of a new food store in the Local Centre and provision of a new, full-sized high quality all-weather sports pitch. Both of these could be completed by early next year.  The planning application is likely to be submitted later in the summer and we expect to present more details on the revised plans to the local community before the submission.

Thank you to everyone who attended!

We would like to say a huge thank you to all the residents who attended the consultations sessions over the last few days. We would also like to thanks both Bolton Woods Community Centre and Poplars Farm Primary School for hosting these events. For those  unable to attend, there is an online version of the presentation below and you can also view the exhibition boards.

We will be collecting comments over the next four weeks until 19th April and there are a few ways of getting in touch:

We look forward to hearing from you.


New Bolton Woods Presentation 19th & 20th March 2013 click to view presentation

New Bolton Woods Main Exhibition Board 19th & 20th March 2013 click  to view main exhibition board

New Bolton Woods Side Exhibition Boards 19th & 20th March 2013 click to view the two side exhibition boards

The New Bolton Woods exhibition at Bolton Woods Community Centre 20th March 2013

The New Bolton Woods exhibition at Bolton Woods Community Centre 20th March 2013 – thanks to everyone who attended!

New Bolton Woods in the T&A

A short report on the presentation was in today’s Telegraph & Argus. Read the full article here: Residents quiz developers over Bolton Woods urban village plan

Come and see the proposals!

We would like to take the opportunity to present to you the updated masterplan for the area, which incorporate the comments made by the community and local residents during previous consultation events. These proposals will be submitted as an Outline Planning Application to Bradford Council in early summer 2013. You can view the draft submission proposals here. Please let us know any comments via email or by coming along to one of the meetings or drop-in exhibitions in the next few weeks, details are below…

Illustrative Masterplan for New Bolton Woods

Illustrative Masterplan for New Bolton Woods

We would like to invite you to view an exhibition about the Planning Application proposals. Canal Road Urban Village Limited (CRUVL) and its technical team will be at the event to answer any questions you have about the plans. We will also be holding  two evening meetings, which will consist of a short 10-minute presentation given by the consultancy team on the masterplan, and they will the answer any questions you have about the proposals.

Please come along to one of the following events:

Tuesday 19th March 2013

11am – 2.30pm
Bolton Woods Community Centre, BD2 1BD
Drop-in Exhibition

3.30pm – 6pm
Poplars Farm School, Poplars Road, BD2 1LQ
Drop-in Exhibition in the School hall

6pm – 7.30pm
Poplars Farm School, Poplars Road, BD2 1LQ
Presentation and Q&A Session

Wednesday 20th March 2013

6pm – 7pm Drop-in & display
7pm – 9pm Presentation in the Neighbourhood Forum
Bolton Woods Community Centre BD2 1LQ

Any queries please contact Emily Crompton from URBED on 0161 200 5500 or email

You can view the proposals and comment online:

NBW Illustrative Masterplan March 2013

Online Comments Form

Presentation of initial masterplan proposals

Below is a link to a presentation with explanatory notes on each slide to help illustrate the proposals for the Bolton Woods area and explain how the initial masterplan has been developed.

Bolton Woods Masterplan Presentation July 2012