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 statutory consultees), 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 recent government announcements the Parish Council are responding to changing circumstances by modifying working arrangements.

The team in the office will now work from home more often. An alternative mobile contact number is now available and e-mail will still be responded to in the normal way. 

Parish Council meetings are now being held remotely but are still 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

Planning Application for 49 Houses

Planning Application for 49 Houses

Published: 29 Sep 20

The Parish Council's Planning Committee met (remotely) last night. The application to construct 49 dwellings and create a church car park and public open space on the land behind St Mary's Church was considered by the Committee. The Committee voted to recommend that the application be refused by Bradford Council. A detailed response has been submitted to the Planning Officer. Read More...

Queens Hall Reopening: Covid Safety Arrangements

Queens Hall Reopening: Covid Safety Arrangements

Published: 21 Sep 20

Queens Hall reopened on Monday 14th September for regular group session hire. If you attend classes at the Hall please check with your group leader if your activities are restarting and note any room/time changes. While we are trying to accommodate the return of anyone who wants to and are able to do so, under current legislation, there will be the need to for some cancellations and adjustments. Please bear with us while we try to manage this challenging situation. Keeping both the building and the public safe is our priority and we appreciate your flexibility and patience to support this. Read More...

Sun Lane Planning Application

Sun Lane Planning Application

Published: 8 Sep 20

The Parish Council was written to by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to inform the Council that a Consent Order had been issued by the High Court which quashed the decision of the Secretary of State made on 5th November 2019 in which he dismissed the appeal and refused planning permission for the development of the land west of Burley at Sun Lane. The appeal now falls to be re-determined by the Secretary of State. Read More...


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Partner Organisations

Burley Community Trust

Burley and District Chamber of Trade

Bradford Metropolitan District Council

West Yorkshire Police