The Vision for Airedale
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In 2005 when the masterplan was launched Bradford’s future for the District was set out in a new 20:20 Vision strategic document. The Vision for Airedale was:

Bradford ’s 20:20 Vision sees the towns of Keighley, Bingley and Shipley developing a strong identity as Airedale. Complementing that of Bradford’s to create a powerful, robust district economy within the wider Yorkshire and Humber region.

Building on its existing strengths in engineering electronics and digital industries, Airedale will grow as a centre for research and development and the production of high value innovative products. A place of learning excellence that supports the development of all it’s people

Positioned between the Yorkshire Dales and the thriving city centres of Leeds and Bradford, Airedale will provide a high quality living and working environment for all, with vibrant urban centres set within a rural landscape of exceptional quality. With key assets such as the world heritage site of Saltaire, Airedale will develop as a unique, networked group of strong, supportive and diverse communities linked by good public transport routes and first class communications networks.

Since 2005 much has changed the country has seen successive economic downturns and recessions affecting Airedale’s economy. Despite this aspirations remain high for the future of Airedale.


19 June 2017 -
Esholt firm InnerWorkings Luxury Packaging wins national award

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16 May 2017 -
Regus opens business centre opens at Salts Mill in Saltaire

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