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16 family sized homes for now with a view to 33 I believe. Some new build some refurb
Although its good news that this area is getting sorted out I have my doubts over the project.

Are these going to be town houses or standard houses?
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Would houses fit in with the buildings around it?

Many of the mills in the immediate area have been and are being developed (according to bradford4planning) & I would have thought the development at the bottom of manchester road would have been more suited to this area and vice versa.

Also does this fit in the with goitside masterplan? Or has this been scrapped?

With the universities minutes away and the transformation of the old offices into student flats I'm surprised the council hasn't worked with the universities to make this a more 'student' area in combination with the goitside masterplan. I think this was way more deliverable than the canal project the seem to be pressing ahead with, however this outdated website is all I could find on the issue.

http://www.goitside.org.uk/
 

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For a conservation area, they're doing an utterly pathetic job of conserving it. Where you read development, also read suspicious fire and arson and demolition.
 

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Well as far as I'm aware it is the Goitside Urban Village, which is part of the Masterplan. I saw artist impressions in the paper and online that showed (what I think) are townhouses with like solar panels on the roof looks really modern and urbanised. Although I could be really wrong

http://www.bradford.gov.uk/NR/rdonlyres/7F2CD5D6-9DE7-4EE0-9379-169D34506659/0/GoitsideAppraisal.pdf
This is from 2007, 5years old! & In the pdf it recommends an annual appraisal of the area should be produced over the next 5 years... this council can't even act on their own reports.
 

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Just a little update. One stage is coming along nicely and all nearly finished now. (Chain Street)
 

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A new article in the T&A about the developments on Chain Street, together with some photos:

The completed streets:









The designs for the under construction development including a linear park:









(seems the linear park will featured shared pedestrian and traffic space)

And the construction of the second phase:








T&A said:
Regeneration continues apace of formerly blighted city centre area

First published Thursday 15 January 2015

Last updated 10:19 Thursday 15 January 2015

by Mark Stanford, T&A Reporter

A MULTI-MILLION pound regeneration project is continuing apace at a rundown part of Bradford city centre.

The second phase of the development in Chain Street, once dubbed death row because of its decaying state, has seen 32 homes built on the site of outdated blocks of flats. It comprises of ten three-bedroom homes for affordable rent through social landlord Incommunities, 12 homes for private rental from housing provider QSH and ten for sale through Barnfield Construction.

The homes are being built by Barnfield Construction on behalf of Incommunities. The development is backed by Bradford Council and the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) which has pumped in a grant of £234,000. The Incommunities homes are scheduled to be completed by the end of March this year. The other sections of the latest stage of the redevelopment project, which began in April last year with a 'ground-breaking ceremony', will be completed by June 2015.

The project's first phase, built in 2013 through Incommunities, Bradford Council and the Homes and Communities Agency, saw 36 outdated flats off Chain Street and Roundhill Place remodelled into 16 larger homes. For this stage of the project, Incommunities converted two blocks of these hard-to-let bedsits. The former eyesore area had once become the haunt of prostitutes, drunks and drug users.

In 2011, Incommunities secured a £960,000 grant from the Government’s Homes and Communities Agency for the Roundhill Place and Chain Street development, as well as an additional £100,000 from the Council’s Empty Properties Programme. The cash funded the demolition of the derelict U-shaped block of flats, which took four weeks to complete in 2012, the refurbishment of two blocks and contributed to the building of the first ten affordable homes. Incommunities has previously said the Chain Street redevelopment is a key scheme. The mixed tenure development will mark the next stage in the transformation of the Goitside Conservation Area.

Jez Lester, Incommunities' assistant chief executive, asset management, said: "The development of this key brownfield site demonstrates our commitment to deliver more affordable homes for local people. We are delighted to be working with the Homes and Communities Agency, Bradford Council and our development partners - Barnfield Construction and QSH - on this new phase. The completed scheme will complement our recent high-quality home conversions off Chain Street and continue the transformation of the historic Goitside quarter."

Councillor Val Slater, Bradford Council's executive member for Housing, Transport and Planning, said: "The good progress on site marks an important stage in the regeneration of the Goitside area and the wider city centre. This scheme promises to deliver more affordable homes for local people."

David Orr, chief executive of the National Housing Federation, praised the Chain Street project during a visit last year. He said: “I get around the country and I see lots and lots of these. The imagination that has gone into this regeneration project is fantastic.”

The Chain Street scheme is the latest of a host of housing development schemes completed by Incommunities across the district. These include in Manningham, Thorpe Edge, Greengates, Odsal and Queensbury. This will see a total of 346 homes built over the next three years.

Incommunities was given the all-clear in March last year to build 64 new homes on brownfield land off Green Lane, Manningham, Bradford. Most of the two, three and four-bedroom homes will be rented out to its tenants, but 16 of the four-bedroom homes will be sold to private buyers. The 1.8-hectare site was previously occupied by ten blocks of 1960s maisonettes, which have been demolished over the last five years.

In Thorpe Edge, a site between Greystone Crescent and Sandholme Drive, previously blighted by quad bikes and nuisance cars, will feature semi-detached homes which will be rented out as social housing. They are designed to be energy efficient and tackle fuel poverty. The original flats on the site were demolished in 2008.
http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co...._apace_of_formerly_blighted_city_centre_area/


The associated planning applications:

http://www.planning4bradford.com/on...s.do?activeTab=documents&keyVal=MOMZZYDHLT000

13/02448/FUL


http://www.planning4bradford.com/on...ils.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=MKXWVLDHLT000

13/01361/MAF
 
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