New Bolton Woods

NBW Aerial Perspective
NBW Aerial Perspective
Consultation at the Wrose Carnival
Consultation at the Wrose Carnival
Artists Impression of Brow Wood Neighbourhood
Artists Impression of Brow Wood Neighbourhood
Artists Impression of Bolton Hall Neighbourhood
Artists Impression of Bolton Hall Neighbourhood
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  • Masterplanning
  • Strategy
Yorkshire and the Humber
URBO and Bradford Metropolitan District Council
Associated team members
Associated documents

URBED worked with URBO between 2011 and 2015 to develop a sustainable urban village in North Bradford. The project is being brought forward by a development partnership between regeneration company Urbo and Bradford Council, which has been created to guide, manage and secure development in Bolton Woods over the coming years.

URBED were appointed to develop the masterplan, design guide and sustainability strategy for the scheme. The design team was made up of the following: URBED (Masterplanning), HOW (Planning), OMI (Architects), Stockleys (Technical), Aecom (Transport), TEP (Ecology) and Planit (Landscape).

Bradford Metroplitan District Counil granted outline planning permission for the New Bolon Woods masterplan in November 2015. This will see over 30 hectares of land being developed and will include 1000 new houses, a new local centre with shops and a primary school as well as new and improved sports facilities and a health centre.  A detailed planning application was also submitted alongside the outline application, and this granted permission for a new foodstore which will be constructed on the site of the old Lavers timber yard.

Phase 1 of the development saw the first 50 homes completed on the site in 2014.

URBED developed the masterplan following a series of public consultation events which were used to inform changes to the design. Following comments from local people and businesses changes made included more sports pitches, and retaining green areas of land to the north of the scheme, which were of a particularly high value to neighbouring residents. 


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