Category Archives: Environment

The first of Calderdale Council’s new electric fleet of vans has been introduced to the borough’s roads this week, supporting a reduction in harmful nitrogen oxide and carbon dioxide emissions.   The Council has welcomed the first of 35 electric and hybrid vehicles, which will shortly replace old petrol and diesel ones.   The new… read more … about Wheels in motion for a zero carbon future>>

Cllr Patient in electric van

Time is running out for residents to have their say on how to make their streets greener, healthier and more attractive. In September 2020, Calderdale Council launched a survey to gather people’s views on a £1 million ‘Streets for People’ project focusing on Park ward, with Illingworth, Ovenden, Mixenden, Lee Mount and Pellon set to… read more … about Help to make our streets greener and healthier>>

People in Calderdale are being reminded to check their flood preparation plans, to ensure they can protect themselves and their property. It’s almost eight months since the most recent serious flooding event in Calderdale, when over 1200 properties were affected by flooding caused by Storm Ciara.  As winter approaches again, Calderdale Council is advising members… read more … about Preparing for future flooding>>

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The second stage of Local Plan examination hearings by an independent Planning Inspector will begin on Tuesday 6 October 2020. The Inspector is appointed by the Secretary of State for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to consider a range of issues relating to the draft Local Plan, including housing, employment, transport, town… read more … about Local Plan reaches Second Stage>>

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Residents and businesses affected by the flooding in February 2020 now have until the end of October to express an interest in flood resilience funding. The deadline for submitting an ‘expression of interest’ form for the government’s Property Flood Resilience (PFR) grant has been extended to 31 October 2020. The PFR grant pays up to £5,000… read more … about Last chance for flood resilience funding>>

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Pupils returning to school in Calderdale have seen the roads around some of their schools transformed into safer spaces – supporting active travel, such as walking and cycling. After a successful trial period at schools earlier this year, Calderdale Council has introduced School Streets(external link) at nine schools in the borough. This means that the… read more … about Safer streets for schools>>

School streets at St Mary's, Halifax

Calderdale Council wants to hear from anyone whose property was affected by the flooding in February 2020. Earlier this year, Storm Ciara caused severe flooding at several locations throughout Calderdale, causing major damage to homes, businesses, major infrastructure and several schools Councils have a statutory duty to undertake an investigation whenever there is a large… read more … about Tell us about your flooding experience>>

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A number of repair options are being considered to enable the reopening of the A6025, Park Road, Elland following a landslip earlier this year. The A6025 is a major route between Brighouse and Elland. Following heavy rain and flooding experienced during Storm Ciara in February 2020, a landslip occurred requiring a full closure of the… read more … about Update on repairs to Park Road, Elland>>

Elland Road

Calderdale Council has welcomed an extra £12 million to build on essential flood protection and resilience work in Hebden Bridge. The funding boost is part of the Government’s new multi-billion-pound investment across the country, including an immediate cash injection to speed up flood scheme construction. In Calderdale, the Council and the Environment Agency will use… read more … about £12 million boost for flood protection in Hebden Bridge>>

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