Category Archives: Economy

A six week public consultation on changes to Calderdale’s draft Local Plan will take place in the New Year. Following observations from the Government appointed Local Plan Inspector, Calderdale’s Cabinet has adjusted its housing plans and now aims to deliver 997 new homes annually. To assist in delivering this number, the Council is putting an… read more … about Have your say on the Local Plan in 2020>>

A magical Winter Craft Fair at the internationally famous Shibden Hall, Halifax, will mark the last few weeks of the museum’s most successful season yet. Visitor numbers have trebled since Shibden featured in Sally Wainwright’s BBC and HBO series, Gentleman Jack, which told the story of Anne Lister – lesbian, scholar, traveller, businesswoman and landowner… read more … about The Gentleman Jack effect>>

Anne Lister, played by Suranne Jones, and Ann Walker, played by Sophie Rundle

The impact of work to tackle poverty across Calderdale over the last 12 months will be discussed by the Council’s Cabinet on Monday 4 November. The Council is committed to working with other organisations to prevent people from falling into poverty, to support residents living in poverty through intervention, and to help people be more… read more … about Tackling poverty in Calderdale>>

Fatima and Jo

In response to the press release below from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Cllr Jane Scullion, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Resources said: “We’re delighted our proposal for Sowerby Bridge has been successful and we look forward to working closely with Historic England to design the programme.   “This will… read more … about Historic Sowerby Bridge high street to be supported through High Streets Heritage Action Zone scheme>>

Cllr Scullion

1 August 2019 (Yorkshire Day) marks two years of incredible impacts following the reopening of the transformed Piece Hall. Cllr Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s Leader, said: “Our ambition for this magnificent, Grade I listed building to become a world-class heritage destination is already being achieved. The Piece Hall has enhanced local pride and raised the… read more … about Happy anniversary to The Piece Hall!>>

Eric Binns, who has helped hundreds of business start-ups in Calderdale, has been awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement award at the Best of Brighouse awards. The awards, which celebrate the local business community in Brighouse, were held on Thursday 23 May at Brighouse Sports Club. Eric was awarded the Lifetime Achievement accolade at the awards… read more … about Lifetime Achievement Award for Eric>>

Eric Binns with award

This Volunteers’ Week, Calderdale Council is reminding people of the benefits of volunteering and recognising the important contribution made by volunteers. National Volunteers’ Week runs from Saturday 1 – Friday 7 June. During the week, hundreds of events and celebrations take place across the country, saying thank you to volunteers and recognising their invaluable and… read more … about Celebrating Calderdale’s amazing volunteers>>

Volunteers week

Planning permission has now been granted for the next phase of the £120 million, A629 improvement programme, which will see work take place around the Calder and Hebble junction.  The A629 is a key route through the borough and the planned major upgrade will provide a 30% reduction in journey times, make bus journeys quicker… read more … about Green light for Calder and Hebble junction project>>

Calder & Hebble

Councillors and Calderdale students have been viewing progress at the Northgate site in Halifax, as work begins on the next phase of this exciting development. As part of the wider transformation of Halifax, Calderdale Council is planning to renovate its vacant former office building, Northgate House, to provide more than 40,000 square foot of high… read more … about Progress update on Northgate site>>

Northgate