Category Archives: Housing

First-time buyers in Calderdale are invited to an open day on Saturday 25 February to find out about affordable ways to get on the property ladder. The focus of the session is on ‘shared ownership’ – an increasingly popular stepping stone to owning your own home outright. Calderdale Council is working with local housing providers… read more … about Affordable homes for first-time buyers>>

Cllr Daniel Sutherland

The Leader of Calderdale Council has welcomed the announcement of an additional £67.5m investment in Leeds City Region.  In the third round of Growth Deal funding, a package of investment was announced to boost growth and jobs in the Leeds City Region.  In Calderdale, this investment will cover:  Flood resilience packages – to further improve… read more … about Council Leader welcomes Growth Deal funding>>

Cllr Swift

Calderdale councillors will discuss plans to extend a mortgage support scheme to help address the financial issues facing some older residents in Calderdale. At the meeting of Calderdale Council’s Cabinet on Monday 30 January, members will look at plans to extend the existing Breathing Space loan scheme. The scheme was originally set up in 2009… read more … about Giving residents Breathing Space>>

Cllr Daniel Sutherland

Calderdale Council is looking for people whose homes flooded in December 2015 to come forward to apply for extra grants for flood protection work, and to be involved in promoting this work to other residents. Four homeowners from across Calderdale will be able to benefit from the £5000 Repair and Renewal grant, the £1000 Community… read more … about Opportunities for better flood protection at home>>

Flooding waves

Calderdale Council is developing a strategic vision for Brighouse and Rastrick, as work continues on the development of the Local Plan. The Council is now gathering evidence, which will be submitted with the Local Plan, on areas of Calderdale which are suitable for sustainable development.   The ‘Vision for South East Calderdale’ identifies potential sites for… read more … about Vision to boost growth in Brighouse>>

Cllr Daniel Sutherland

This Flood Awareness Fortnight, Calderdale residents are being reminded that there’s still time to apply for flood resilience grants to pay for alterations to protect their property from flooding in future.  The floods in December 2015 affected over 2000 residential properties and over 1000 businesses in Calderdale. Since then, the Council has been working with… read more … about Flood grants help Calderdale resident repair and prepare>>

Flooding waves

Work on the Local Plan for Calderdale is continuing and the Council has now outlined the timetable for the release of the first draft for consultation.   The government requires local councils to produce a Local Plan which identifies land to meet their requirements for new housing and economic development, over the next 15 years.    The… read more … about Next steps for the Local Plan>>

Cllr Daniel Sutherland

Owners of empty homes, property developers, landlords, letting and estate agents are being invited to take part in a free event to help them bring their empty properties back into use. The annual Under 1 Roof event, run by Calderdale Council, takes place on Wednesday 19 October at The King’s Centre in Halifax, to help… read more … about Making the most of empty homes>>

Cllr Daniel Sutherland

Calderdale Council has pledged to help make more homes available for local families. In a motion at the full Council meeting last month, the Council committed to take action to address a number of local housing issues, which reflect the national picture. The issues include the need to:   Increase the number of new private… read more … about Council commits to get home building moving>>

Cllr Daniel Sutherland