KEIGHLEY people are being urged to have their say on sweeping plans for the town centre before consultation closes this month.

A range of potential measures, from relocating the bus station and market hall to creating quality housing for families and young professionals, has been put forward.

The suggestions are contained in a draft development framework for Keighley.

Residents, developers, businesses and landowners are being encouraged to give their views, at

The online consultation closes on Monday, November 20.

Similar frameworks – which will help guide development in the district's city and town centres over the next 20 years – have been produced for Bradford, Shipley and Bingley, as part of an economic growth plan.

The draft plans were produced by Bradford Council using feedback from an initial consultation, which focused on people's perceptions of their communities and the challenges faced. That attracted over 1,200 responses.

Councillor Alex Ross-Shaw, the council's portfolio holder for regeneration, planning and transport, says: "These development frameworks are illustrative, visionary presentations of what a place could look like in the future. They identify and bring together opportunities for development and showcase how they might look, alongside what would be required to make that happen."