Category Archives: Economy

Exciting plans to transform the Northgate site in Halifax town centre have moved a step closer. Calderdale Council’s vision is to create a mixed-use development on the site, including a new sixth form centre and a range of retail, commercial or residential units. This will help achieve the Vision 2024 for Calderdale to be a… read more … about Milestones for Northgate development>>

Three major schemes for Calderdale will reach the next stage of preparation when they are discussed at the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s Investment Committee on 4 July 2018. Two Corridor Improvement Programmes will be considered which would encourage active travel by improving highway facilities for all users, especially walkers and cyclists; reduce accidents and improve air… read more … about Next steps for the Next Chapter>>

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Elland businesses have welcomed additional free parking in the town centre. From Monday 2 July 2018, free parking will be available in Coronation Street car park, one of Elland’s main parking areas, to encourage more people to pop into town – whether it’s to have a quick coffee with friends, call into the shops and… read more … about Additional free parking welcomed in Elland>>

Halifax project, The Piece Hall Transformation, is appealing for votes after reaching the finals of the National Lottery Awards – the annual search for the UK’s favourite National Lottery-funded projects. The Piece Hall Transformation is competing in the Best Heritage Project category.  The project beat off stiff competition from over 700 organisations to reach the… read more … about Halifax in the running for prestigious National Lottery award>>

Tristram Hunt chooses top ten Industry, Trade & Commerce places that help tell A History of England in 100 Places Tristram Hunt, Director of the V&A, judges the Industry, Trade & Commerce category from hundreds of public nominations in Historic England’s campaign Irreplaceable: A History of England in 100 Places, sponsored by Ecclesiastical Insurance The… read more … about Tristram Hunt chooses top ten Industry, Trade & Commerce places that help tell a History of England in 100 Places>>

Plans to improve travel times and connectivity in north-east Calderdale have taken a step forward after initial funding was approved by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority. At the full Combined Authority meeting on Thursday 5 April, funding of £400,000 was approved to progress a detailed plan that will transform the transport network around Hipperholme, Shelf… read more … about Moving forward with plans to ease congestion>>

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Early designs showing how Halifax train station could be transformed into a world-class facility, improve access to the town and boost economic growth will be discussed at Calderdale Council’s Cabinet meeting on Monday 19 March. As one of the main gateways into Calderdale, the proposed major upgrade to the station and surrounding area would bring… read more … about Transforming transport in Halifax>>

Tourism in Calderdale is worth an estimated £328 million per year, with visitors spending an estimated £253 million directly with local businesses.  Those are the findings from latest research (based on 2016 data) on the visitor economy in Calderdale, showing a continuing upward trend for tourism in the area. The research is detailed in the… read more … about Tourism on the up in Calderdale>>

Calderdale’s final phase of the A629 highway project has moved a step closer, with agreement from the West Yorkshire Combined Authority for further investment in connectivity improvements between Halifax and Huddersfield.  The £570,000 funding enables feasibility work to begin on Phase 4 of the scheme, which looks to address congestion around Ainley Top and improve… read more … about Moving forward with infrastructure improvements>>

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