PEOPLE are being asked to share their views in a bid to formulate a 2040 vision for the district.

Face-to-face consultation activities have been put on hold due to the coronavirus outbreak.

But the public can still contribute online, at

Bradford Council is seeking feedback as it looks ahead to the next two decades.

People can comment on what they like about particular places or aspects, or outline their ideas and ambitions for the district.

Once the coronavirus crisis is over, there will also be further opportunities for community representatives to discuss issues with key decision-makers.

Council leader, Councillor Susan Hinchcliffe, said a similar exercise two decades ago ­– setting out a 2020 vision – was hugely influential.

“That 2020 vision document was an important exercise and helped us anticipate what was to come in the first two decades of the 21st century,” she said.

“More than a few events – on a local, national and global scale – have meant there were some twists and turns along the way.

“Importantly – although the council convened the conversations that led to the vision – it was not just a council vision but one that was shared by all the public, private and voluntary and community sectors, giving us a shared and agreed set of ambitions for the future.

“We know that the future won’t be like today – technology will transform work, lives and public services; tackling the climate emergency will mean there’ll be new jobs and opportunities, and we’ll have different ways to heat our homes and travel.

“We already have big plans – for a high-speed rail station on the Northern Powerhouse line, for better local public transport, for better skills and a stronger economy with better jobs, and for us to live in a place where everyone can thrive and is active and fulfilled.

“Our 2040 vision will tie in with all our future-focused work including our support of the bid for Bradford district to become UK’s City of Culture for 2025, as well as our work on climate emergency, and our ambition to be a child-friendly district –we’ll be taking all opportunities to seek views on the issues which will shape the next 20 years.

“We welcome any thoughts, feelings and ideas – no matter how big or small, ambitious or practical. This vision will be a shared blueprint for an even better district.

“Think big and tell us what you love about the place, what you think we could be and how you, your family and friends can help achieve a better future for us all.

“We will look at everything that people share with us.”