Welcome to the Burley Parish Council Website

As a council, we make all kinds of decisions on issues that affect the residents of Burley. Probably the most common topics that we get involved with are planning matters (for which we are a statutory consultee), managing open spaces and campaigning for and delivering better services and facilities.

Parish councils have limited powers to make decisions, but we do have the ability to negotiate with, and the power to influence, those other organisations that do make the final decisions, typically Bradford Metropolitan District Council. The organisations that make the final decisions know that a parish council gives the best reflection of how a community feels about something and its views will be taken seriously.

 Parish Council Administration at the Present Time

 In light of government Covid-19 restrictions, the Parish Council is responding to changing circumstances by modifying working arrangements. The team in the office will now work from home wherever possible. An alternative mobile contact number is now available and e-mail will still be responded to in the normal way. Parish Council meetings are being held remotely (via Zoom) but continue to be open to members of the public. Please see the 'Meetings' section of the website for more information. If you need help or would like to help with the Community Response please go to the Community page.

Updates at a Glance

Draft Bradford District Local Plan (Regulation 18) Consultation

Draft Bradford District Local Plan (Regulation 18) Consultation

Published: 17 Mar 21

Burley Parish Council has now finalised its detailed response to the Local Plan consultation and has submitted this to Bradford Council. The full response can be viewed here along with further information about how you can submit your views. Read More...

Burley Parish Council’s response to the decision to build 500 homes at Sun Lane

Burley Parish Council’s response to the decision to build 500 homes at Sun Lane

Published: 17 Mar 21

At its Extraordinary Meeting on Tuesday 9th March, the Parish Council agreed to commission legal advice, on behalf of the Village, to explore whether there was a possibility of any avenue of legal challenge to the Secretary of State's decision to allow planning permission to be granted for the Sun Lane development. Read More...

Burley Parish Council’s response to the decision to build  500 homes at Sun Lane

Burley Parish Council’s response to the decision to build 500 homes at Sun Lane

Published: 10 Mar 21

Burley Parish Council were saddened to hear the announcement from the Secretary of State on the 3rd March announcing his decision to approve the building of 500 homes to the West of the Village. Planning permission was first raised back in 2016 and after a Public Inquiry in 2019, the Secretary of State initially over turned Bradford Council’s planning approval. However, after an appeal by the developers this has now been over turned... Read More...

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