Bradford Interchange

SLC Property is advising City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council (CBMDC) on planning, regulatory and land assembly matters for the redevelopment of Bradford Interchange and its surrounding area.

The project involves significant refurbishment to the entrance to the interchange, creation of a new landscaped pedestrian walkway between the site and Hall Ings, facilitating improved pedestrian access between the interchange’s rail and bus services and the city centre. The proposals will also tie in with wider ambitions for pedestrianization in the city centre and enhanced landscaping and greening ahead of Bradford’s year as City of Culture in 2025.

Services provided 

  • Comprehensive land and consents advice to ensure all land parcels, rights and planning/environmental permissions are secured in a timely manner.
  • This includes advising on the use of applications for planning permission, on permitted development rights, and on the stopping up (closure) of a Public Right of Way (PROW).
  • Our advice is provided in the form of a Land & Consents Strategy, which is the standard and requisite document for development on or around operational railway land.

Key accomplishments to date

  • Working with CBMDC and partner organizations to establish a planning strategy, advise on the requirements for rail regulatory processes, and guidance on party wall matters and land assembly.
  • Successfully leading the client and project team through the Prior Approval process for demolition of a past-lifetime car park structure.
  • Guiding project design development through pre-application engagement with the Local Planning Authority and providing advice to the project team.


  • A complex site layout and multiple interests have meant the project team has needed to consider design and phasing carefully. We have provided advice on contingency measures in case required land is not available, requiring significant and careful stakeholder management throughout the process.

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