02/04/2017 Look North (Yorkshire)


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Bradford council is hoping a fifteen million pound development


plan will regenerate the top end of the city.


The scheme would see a new food market open at the former Marks


and Spencer building and revitalise the city's markets.


There are big plans for the market in Bradford,


one closing, one opening and one being redeveloped.


The council wants to close and knocked down the Oastler Centre


for housing, and then use the former Marks Spencer building


near the city centre as a new food market.


The Kirkgate Market within the shopping centre opposite


This is where the sort of footfall is in the city centre,


it's a key corridor for the city as well, so it is celebrating that.


The Oastler Centre was recently named one of the top ten world


So we want to put that in the heart of the city and make sure


it's fit for purpose and it's the future of markets.


People's shopping habits are changing.


Bradfordians are going to be asked their opinion


I think it will be a good idea, but everything


I'm not sure if you're going to attract the right sort of market.


A lot of the shopping has gone towards the bottom of town and


has left the top of the town quite barren, so to bring shopping


back into Darley Street is going to bring some life back


into the area, which would be quite nice for this part of Bradford.


I don't think it will be a good idea personally,


because I think there's hardly anybody that comes around this area


now because there's no shops here as well.


If the plans to redevelop the market get the go-ahead,


it should be completed in four years' time.


At that time, the Oastler Centre here would be knocked down


and the housing would start to be built.


A community in Leeds, trying to solve the housing crisis


by developing their own homes, have hit their funding target.


Chapeltown Co-Housing have found a site for thirty three affordable


eco-homes which will be rented or bought by local people.


They've raised more than half a million pounds


The reality is now hitting home, yes,


There were big celebrations in the town of Elland today


with the grand re-opening of its historic bridge.


The town was torn in two after being badly damaged


Celebrations in Elland today to mark the end of months of inconvenience,


a chance for a community that had been divided by the damaged


This is how the bridge looked in the aftermath


It was closed to traffic and pedestrians,


This is how it works now, and people who watched


It brings a lot more people back into Elland,


and takes more people out, so it's amazing.


A lot better, the traffic has has calmed down again,


you can get across, it's not like having two towns.


It was a pain because people had to go around the long way


and you couldn't just nip over the bridge,


It's been a huge project to restore the bridge


Pedestrians have been able to use the bridge since January,


and it finally reopened for vehicles in February.


Today was a family fun day, celebrating on the bridge,


and on the water, an official opening now that all


Local people are once again able to make the most of their town.


Now let's see what the weather is looking like for the new week.


If you have outdoor plans this week there's lots of dry


weather in the forecast, and it's dry tonight.


Clear skies at first but already starting to see


some low-level cloud, mist and fog developing.


Temperatures in the countryside perhaps low enough for a touch


of frost, two or three Celsius, but five or six in


In places, a misty, murky start to tomorrow morning but that quickly


lifts and breaks and then plenty of sunshine through the morning


More cloud in the western areas later ahead of light and patchy


rain overnight tomorrow, but dry through the dayight hours,


warm in the sunshine, 15 or 16 Celsius the high.


So allow for a bit of patchy rain overnight tomorrow.


Next week looks clear during the early hours of Tuesday


and then next week is dry and sunny spells but rather chilly overnight.


Not too bad at all. Thank you so much for your company this weekend,


had a great week ahead. The model is here, good night.


Some lovely spring sunshine on offer. Highs of 12 degrees. In


London you can enjoy the lovely spring


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