Category Archives: Economy

With the Shaw Hill / Free School Lane junction works complete and the Salterhebble Hill project due to start in Halifax this month, Calderdale Council is starting to develop the next phase of A629 improvements – tackling congestion at the Calder and Hebble junction. On Monday 10 July the Council’s Cabinet will discuss the scheme,… read more … about Tackling congestion to boost the economy>>

Cllr Barry Collins

There were renewed calls for a devolution deal for Yorkshire and Leeds City Region at the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s annual meeting today. The discussions arose in response to a proposal to change the name of the organisation to Leeds City Region Combined Authority. Members agreed that the proposal reinforced the need for a meaningful… read more … about Renewed call for devolution at West Yorkshire Combined Authority annual meeting>>

WYCA

Over £180m of investment in West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund schemes in Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield is set to be approved at tomorrow’s meeting of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority. All of these schemes, which have been designed to support economic growth and the generation of new jobs, progress roads, rail facilities and… read more … about Combined Authority backs over £180m of investment for West Yorks Transport Fund schemes>>

WYCA

Journey times have improved significantly following the completion of work to remodel the A629 / Shaw Hill / Free School Lane junction in Halifax last month. Calderdale Council launched the scheme to reduce traffic congestion and delays, and to make it safer and easier for people to walk and cycle in the area.  These benefits… read more … about Transforming travel in Calderdale>>

Elland Station has moved a step closer to becoming a reality after the Investment Committee at the West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) recommended the allocation of £20 million to the scheme.  The decision was taken by the Investment Committee last week, after a review of a new scheme for the station.  Cllr Barry Collins, Calderdale… read more … about Elland on track for a new station>>

Cllr Barry Collins

The new Chief Executive of Calderdale Council has been selected subject to approval by Annual Council on 17 May 2017. Robin Tuddenham, Calderdale Council’s current Director of Communities and Service Support has been recommended for the post by the Council’s Employment Committee. The Council’s current Chief Executive, Merran McRae is leaving Calderdale in June to… read more … about Tuddenham to take top job at Calderdale>>

Yesterday’s West Yorkshire Combined Authority meeting welcomed an upturn in the construction of new housing across the City Region. Combined Authority members heard that the Leeds City Region’s districts have delivered over 10,000 additional new homes in 2015/16 and that the number of planning permissions for housing has increased significantly from 7,600 in 2012/13 to… read more … about Upturn in Leeds City Region house building welcomed by Combined Authority alongside moves to adopt a comprehensive low emission strategy across the region>>

Cllr Tim Swift

Calderdale Council is set to save up to £600,000 a year, slash its electricity use and cut its carbon footprint by switching to LED street lighting. Initially, about 450 street lights are being replaced with energy efficient LED (Light Emitting Diode) technology as part of a pilot in Elland, Brighouse and Illingworth, which is due… read more … about Bright future for Calderdale street lights>>

Local people are being given the chance to lead on key projects to make Halifax an even better place to visit, live and work in. Calderdale Council is encouraging people to apply to be members of its newly formed Halifax Development Board. The Board will see councillors, businesspeople and community representatives working together to drive… read more … about Make a difference in Halifax>>

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