Welcome to Burley Parish Council
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.
Feel free to browse our web site and contact us if there's something you feel needs our attention
Updates at a glance
Housing Plans for Burley
Plans have been produced for 5 of the 15 housing sites within Burley. These plans will be on display in the Parish Office in Queen's Hall on Saturday 3rd Dec from 10am to 4pm.
Leaf Clearance and local flooding
In Burley, geography and density of trees can make leaf litter a significant cause of blocked gullies and grates, which can in turn lead to localised flooding in periods of heavy rainfall. The best way to report is via the Bradford web site. See the full article for more details
Wharefdale Greenway Update
The creation of a Wharfedale Greenway has taken a major step forward with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding
New 15 year housing targets set by Bradford
An independent planning inspection of Bradford's Core Strategy has approved the principle to build 700 new houses on greenbelt land in Burley.
Local crime update
The division as a whole is suffering an increase in burglary offences and this trend is being reflected in recent crime in Burley. Please read this update for advice and news on crime prevention
Bradford Assets Transfer
Within Burley people feel really strongly about their local library. However the library building has seen years of under investment. The Parish Council are seeking views on 3 main options facing the village. Have your say
Village Green Working Party
On the last Saturday in each month 10.00-12.00 the Village Green Working Party meets to tidy up the Green and generally keep the area looking as attractive as possible. If you have a few hours to spare once a month you are very welcome Meet at the Fountain at 10 am. Gloves and tools provided