Category Archives: Economy

On 1 August, The Piece Hall in Halifax – one of the most iconic heritage buildings in Britain – will re-open its gates following a multi-million-pound transformation. This heralds a new era for the monumental Georgian structure – which was once the centre of the global woollen trade – as a contemporary leisure, retail, cultural… read more … about Reopening of landmark building The Piece Hall>>

The car park at Hebden Bridge railway station is set to be extended to encourage more commuters to take the train. A report outlining the plans has been approved by the Investment Committee of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA).  The proposals would create 46 new spaces, at ground level, to the east of the… read more … about Station car park on track to expand>>

Cllr Barry Collins

Local people are being invited to find out more about exciting plans for once-in-a-lifetime travel improvements and regeneration in Halifax town centre. Calderdale Council is holding a public information session at Halifax Town Hall on Tuesday 18 July from 4pm to 7pm, on a drop-in basis. Attendees can talk to staff working on the project,… read more … about Have your say on major plans for Halifax town centre>>

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>>