More funding for schools and public spaces in Bradford District

More funding for schools and public spaces in Bradford District

Published by Harry Long at 6:45am 1st July 2020.

Local schools, parks, community, and environmental projects in Burley-in-Wharfedale, Ilkley, and Keighley could receive a slice of nearly £450,000 funding.  

  • A slice of nearly £450,000 funding could benefit schools and public spaces in the Bradford District.
  • The money is coming from a community infrastructure levy.
  • The levy is paid when the developments are completed.  

It's thanks to a Bradford Council community infrastructure levy.

Some of the money will also be spent on electric vehicle charging points in the district.  

Around £125,000 of funding is proposed to go to local education.

Recreation and open spaces could receive £89,000 and £53,000 could go towards developing the district's green infrastructure along with public realm and air quality projects.

And, just over £35,000 has been proposed for electric vehicle charging points.

The Bradford Community Infrastructure Levy is collected from new property developments and was adopted in July 2017.

The levy is paid when the developments are completed.

Ilkley Moor

Councillor Alex Ross-Shaw, Portfolio Holder for Regeneration, Planning and Transport, said:

"We are pleased to be allocating the funding from this year's Community Infrastructure Levy.

"These grants go some way to addressing the impacts of new housing development but fall well short of the funding needed to meet the infrastructure needs of the district.

"However, we'll be making sure every penny counts and investing in some key priorities like new electric vehicle charging points, our parks and open spaces and local education."