Proposals unveiled for new food market in Bradford

Planning proposals for a new food market in Bradford have now been published.

The Darley Street project application marks the beginning of a second phase of consultations, which began earlier this month with a series of drop-in sessions.

Bradford Council said that the new development would add to the city’s draw as a shopping and leisure destination and attract more people into the city.

New artist’s impressions have accompanied the plans, which feature a modern market with dedicated underground servicing areas and a new public space for open air events and outdoors stalls.

The council now wants to find out people’s opinions on the plans and an online survey has been launched.

Councillor Alex Ross-Shaw, portfolio holder for regeneration, planning and transport, said: “This is a major step in realising this significant transformational project. The markets would help redefine Darley Street and the city centre, and showcase the fantastic Victorian buildings on Piccadilly by making them a lot more visible.”

“The project is part of a broad package of initiatives designed to boost investment, growth and employment across the Bradford district.”