Category Archives: Environment

Press release from Calderdale Council and Together Housing A plan to bring affordable homes, training and jobs to Calderdale over the next five years has moved a step closer, after Calderdale Council and Together Housing Group signed an investment partnership agreement to bring forward development worth over £70 million. The Calderdale Together Housing Investment Partnership… read more … about Green light for new affordable homes>>

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>>

Work to upgrade Calderdale’s street lights with more efficient and better quality LED lighting is due to commence at the start of April 2018. Existing lights across the borough are set to be replaced with LED luminaires, which reduce the level of light pollution and provide better colour rendering which contributes to a safer feel… read more … about A bright future for Calderdale’s street lights>>

Cllr Barry Collins

Press release from West Yorkshire Police and Calderdale Council Halifax has been awarded Purple Flag status for the seventh consecutive year for being a safe and welcoming place for a night out. Purple Flag is the gold standard for town centres, like Green Flag for parks and Blue Flag for beaches. The award scheme recognises… read more … about Halifax Retains Purple Flag Status for Seventh Year>>

The reconstruction of Elland Bridge, which was catastrophically damaged in the 2015 Boxing Day floods, has been shortlisted by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) in its Yorkshire and Humber regional awards. Calderdale Council worked with the Canal & River Trust, the charity that looks after the Calder & Hebble Navigation, to rebuild the bridge… read more … about Elland Bridge rebuild shortlisted for engineering award>>

Proposed changes to the draft Local Plan which could significantly reduce the impact on the green belt will be discussed by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet at a meeting on Monday 12 February 2018. The government requires local councils to produce a Local Plan which identifies land to meet their requirements for new housing and economic development,… read more … about Protecting the green belt, planning future homes>>

Cllr Daniel Sutherland

Calderdale Council’s sports service is reducing the amount of plastic it uses by getting rid of the plastic overshoes provided to customers when entering the changing rooms. Following customer feedback about the use of disposable plastic, all Council swimming pools will stop the use of plastic overshoes and instead ask customers to remove their shoes… read more … about Sports take steps to reduce plastic waste>>

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Time is running out to order trees for this year’s planting as part of Calderdale Council’s ‘buy a park a tree’ scheme. The scheme, which started in summer 2017, gives individuals, groups or businesses the chance to sponsor a tree of their choice to be planted in a Calderdale park or green space. Planting season… read more … about Calling last orders on this season’s tree planting>>

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A proposed new housing scheme to help older people and residents with dementia to live independently has moved a step forward. A planning application has been submitted for 65 purpose-built apartments in Rastrick, offering affordable new homes, activity areas and facilities all under one roof. Calderdale Council and Home Group, a not-for-profit housing provider, are… read more … about Proposed new homes offer older people independence>>

Cllr Daniel Sutherland