By Oliver Thompson
Huddersfield businesses have voted in favour of the Huddersfield Business Improvement District (BID).
The result is that Huddersfield BID’s five-year plan has now been activated and will commence in October this year.
BID aims to provide Huddersfield with a voice for local businesses and provides them with the opportunity to make a major impact on their local environment and allows them to direct how an investment is spent.
The news comes as the Kirklees Council announced a blueprint to alter the Huddersfield Town Centre by 2022, aiming to promote a lively, safe and attractive Huddersfield. The BID has submitted proposals to collect a levy from local businesses to help fund the plans.
Businesses with a rateable value of £12,001 upwards inside Huddersfield 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:
“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.”
To find out more information visit Huddersfield Bid.