Bradford Council is gathering people’s views on its new city centre food market proposals.

The authority is interested in discovering people’s opinions on the plans, their shopping and leisure preferences, and ideas on how to encourage more city centre shopping visits.

A number of popular drop-in consultations sessions were run last week and the Council has now set up an online survey for people who weren’t able to attend.

The Darley Street proposals include building a spacious modern market with a dedicated underground servicing area and a dynamic new public space to host outdoor stalls and specialist open air events.

The Council believes the development would add to Bradford’s draw as a shopping and leisure destination and attract more people into the city.

It would also increase the visibility of Piccadilly which features a number of high quality Victorian buildings.

Coun Alex Ross-Shaw, Portfolio Holder for Regeneration, Planning and Transport, said: “This major project could be transformational so we are very keen to hear people’s views on it.

“The markets could help redefine Darley Street and the city centre, and showcase the fantastic Victorian buildings on Piccadilly by making them a lot more visible.

“Shoppers, traders and other stakeholders will be critical to the success of the development so we will be listening very carefully to people’s feedback.”

People who would like to participate in the consultation can visit: www.bradford.gov.uk/consultations or email: bradford.markets@bradford.gov.uk or send correspondence to: Consultation, Units 1-5 Kirkgate Market, Kirkgate Centre, Bradford, BD1 2TE.