Category Archives: Housing

This Empty Homes Week (15-24 February), Calderdale Council is highlighting the ways in which it encourages and supports owners to bring new life into their empty properties. There are currently around 1700 empty properties in Calderdale. This figure has increased over the last 12 months, potentially due to planned work stalling due to the COVID… read more … about Support available to make an empty house a home>>

Empty homes week 2021

Calderdale has been awarded over £800,000 in Government funding to support rough sleepers in the borough. Following a successful bid as part of the Next Steps Accommodation Programme (NSAP), £821,000 has been awarded to the Council to provide long-term homes for some of Calderdale’s most vulnerable residents. Rough sleeping and homelessness is a concern every… read more … about Supporting those at risk of homelessness>>

Cllr Patient

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>>

Calderdale Council

Two major infrastructure projects in Calderdale have received a funding boost from the Government’s Getting Building Fund. Calderdale Council will receive a share of the £52.6million awarded to the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, to fund projects on the Park Road (A6025) in Elland and at Beech Hill, just outside Halifax Town Centre. Park Road is… read more … about Funding boost for Beech Hill and Park Road>>


The Young Persons’ Prevention and Support Service (YPASS) in Calderdale has been shortlisted in the Housing Heroes Awards. The service, managed by Horton Housing and commissioned by Calderdale Council, has been shortlisted in the ‘Frontline team of the Year’ (under 5,000 homes) category. The Housing Heroes Awards are national awards organised by Inside Housing and… read more … about Young persons’ homeless prevention service shortlisted for national award>>

YPASS team

Seven new affordable homes could be built in Brighouse if proposals to dispose of under-utilised land are approved by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet. Cabinet members will consider approving the sale of Council-owned land close to St. Andrews Junior School in Brighouse, for the delivery of new affordable homes. The site is well situated for local facilities… read more … about New site for affordable homes>>

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A development in Sowerby that has been named in memory of long-serving councillor Leslie Godfrey has now been completed. Godfrey Place on Rooley Lane, a partnership between Together Housing Group and Calderdale Council, was named after the late Leslie Godfrey, who died in 2018 at the age of 95. Nicknamed Mr Sowerby Bridge for his… read more … about Affordable housing scheme named in memory of Mr Sowerby Bridge>>

The official opening of Godfrey Place