Huddersfield BID wins support from businesses
Huddersfield businesses have voted yes to the Huddersfield BID (Business Improvement District) in a ballot which closed at 5pm on Thursday 11 July. The vote means Huddersfield BID’s five-year Business plan has now been activated and will commence in October 2019.
What is the Huddersfield BID?
Huddersfield BID provides the town one voice for local businesses and provides them with the opportunity to have a real influence on their local environment. It gives ownership back to the people of Huddersfield’s businesses, allowing them to direct how investment is spent and transform the town centre.
Businesses across the two BID zones inside and those immediately outside the ring road each placed their vote, choosing in favour of the proposals. This means businesses with a rateable value of £12,001 upwards inside the ring road will see and extra levy of 1.5 per cent, whilst those outside the ring road will have to pay an extra 0.75 per cent.
Cllr Peter Mcbride, Cabinet Member for Regeneration said:
“The yes vote is really exciting for the town and supports the council’s Blueprint for Huddersfield to create a thriving, modern-day town centre.
Huddersfield BID has worked closely with local businesses in the BID zones and the council to identify how and where the town can be improved, making it a much more appealing place to work and visit.”
Key objectives include promoting a lively Huddersfield, making the town accessible, safe and attractive. Huddersfield BID submitted proposals to collect a levy from local businesses to fund the plans.
Want to find out more?
To find out more information visit Huddersfield Bid.
To read more about Kirklees Council’s £250million Huddersfield Blueprint vision and to see the plans in full visit www.kirklees.gov.uk/HuddersfieldBlueprint