Category Archives: Environment

A six week public consultation on changes to Calderdale’s draft Local Plan will begin on Friday 10 January 2020. After the first stage of examination the Government appointed Local Plan Inspector provided observations which led the Council to adjust its housing plans.  These now aim to deliver an average of 997 new homes annually until… read more … about Tell us your views on the Local Plan>>

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An innovative new basketball-style bin in Calderdale will encourage people to ‘slam dunk their junk’ to help in the fight against litter. Calderdale Council and the Community Foundation for Calderdale came up with this winning idea to inspire people to bin their rubbish and reduce litter on the streets in a fun and engaging way…. read more … about Don’t drop it, dunk it!>>

Wildlife conservation charity Froglife, along with partners Calderdale Council, Amphibian and Reptile Groups of the UK (ARG UK) and Halifax Scientific Society are hosting a Toad Summit on Saturday 25 January at North Bridge Leisure Centre in Halifax. Members of the public, academics and Toads on Roads volunteers have been invited to be a part… read more … about Charity Froglife and partners to host a West Yorkshire Toad Summit>>

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The historic bandstand in Centre Vale Park, Todmorden, is now Grade II listed. This comes after a successful application from the local community to Historic England to list the building to help protect its future. The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has added the bandstand to the national List of Buildings… read more … about Bandstand strikes right note for listed status>>

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Work to protect Brighouse from future flooding could soon take a step forward as Calderdale Council’s Cabinet are asked to approve plans to enter into a partnership agreement with the MHLGC in a bid to secure £3m EU funding towards the project. The Brighouse Flood Alleviation Scheme is part of a programme of flood prevention and resilience… read more … about Protecting Brighouse from flooding>>


Changes to Calderdale’s Local Plan were approved by the Cabinet last night in response to concerns raised by the Planning Inspector during the first stage of examination. The new proposals would change the housing requirement from 840 to 997 annually, an increase of 157 homes per year.  These additional homes would be delivered mainly through… read more … about New homes for the Local Plan>>

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A new rapid charging point for electric vehicles has been installed in North Bridge car park, Halifax, and is ready to use. A second charger, in the town’s High Street car park, is due to follow soon. This is part of a collaboration between West Yorkshire Combined Authority, Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield councils,… read more … about New electric charging points installed in Calderdale>>

Electric charging point in North Bridge car park

The Calderdale Flood Action Plan is three years old this October and to acknowledge this important milestone, Calderdale Council and its partners are reflecting on key areas of progress since 2016.  Created following the floods of Boxing Day 2015, the plan aims to reduce the impact of flooding and build resilience for future events. The… read more … about Marking the third anniversary of the Calderdale Flood Action Plan>>