Category Archives: Distinctiveness

Plans to upgrade and revitalise public spaces in Todmorden town centre have moved a step forward, with Calderdale Council appointing the designers for a project to rejuvenate Bramsche Square and the surrounding areas. The Public Places in the Heart of Todmorden project is part of the Todmorden Town Deal, a £17.5m regeneration programme funded by… read more … about Moving forward with plans for improved public spaces in the heart of Todmorden>>

Cllr Sarah Courtney outside Halifax Town Hall

Historic features of buildings in Sowerby Bridge are being revealed and restored, as work takes place to improve and preserve the fronts of businesses along the town’s high street. Sowerby Bridge’s high street is home to a number of buildings of unique heritage, recognised by Historic England through the Government’s High Streets Heritage Action Zone… read more … about Uncovering the hidden heritage of Sowerby Bridge>>

Olive Branch restaurant in Sowerby Bridge with heritage sign revealed

Local people are invited to have their say on proposals for a Todmorden Neighbourhood Plan, which would set out planning policies for future development in the area. Todmorden is a market town in Calderdale with a rich history, a vibrant town centre and a grand Town Hall. It’s home to around 15,000 people and the… read more … about Have your say on the future of development in Todmorden>>

Todmorden Town Hall

Calderdale Council is looking for people to get involved in a unique volunteering opportunity – to be part of the team at what’s said to be the world’s tallest folly. At 77 metres tall, Wainhouse Tower has dominated the Halifax skyline for almost 150 years and offers stunning panoramic views of the local landscape. The… read more … about Bring Calderdale’s history to life with new volunteering opportunity>>

Wainhouse Tower

A programme of tree planting has been taking place at Council-owned sites across Calderdale, with support from local schools and businesses. National Tree Week takes place each year in late November/early December, marking the start of the winter planting season. To support this initiative, the Council facilitated the planting of 300 trees on the boundary… read more … about Tree planting programme takes root>>

Cllr Scott Patient with spade digging as part of tree planting at Park Wood

The new Mixenden Community Hub is taking shape, with completed work at the hub building including the construction of external walls, cladding panels, roof and drainage, the fitting of windows and doors and the installation of some utility services. The Hub will become the heart of the area, a place where residents can go to… read more … about Hub at heart of the community takes shape>>

Construction work at the Mixenden Hub building

Plans are progressing for the transformation of George Square and George Street in Halifax into a thriving destination where people can spend more time. As part of the regeneration of Halifax town centre, Calderdale Council is planning to create a new public square, events space and greener area in George Square and George Street. The… read more … about Plans shape up for square in Halifax>>

Visual showing how George Square/George Street could look

Christmas is in full swing at Halifax Borough Market, marking the end of a year of great progress towards the Victorian building’s transformation. Calderdale Council has launched a Christmas campaign to encourage people to shop locally and visit the market for a unique festive experience. There are independent stalls selling a variety of gifts and… read more … about Merry and bright at Halifax Borough Market>>

Historic clock inside Halifax Borough Market

Progress is being made in the development of two documents which will help guide future planning decisions. A number of Supplementary Planning Documents (SPD) are currently in development, providing more detailed advice and guidance on policies in the Council’s adopted Local Plan. At the meeting of Calderdale Council’s Cabinet on Monday 11 December, members will… read more … about Supporting the creation of successful and resilient places>>

Cllr Jane Scullion, Leader of Calderdale Council