Category Archives: Housing

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

Calderdale Council has completed a review of the green belt across Calderdale, as part of the development of the Local Plan.  Green belt policy was introduced by the Government in the 1950s to prevent uncontrolled urban sprawl by keeping land permanently open.   The current boundaries in Calderdale were put in place by the former West… read more … about Calderdale checks the green belt still fits>>

Cllr Daniel Sutherland

Calderdale Council and Genr8 Developments’ Sowerby Bridge Copley Valley employment development, which was granted detailed planning permission for approximately 80,000 sq ft (7,432 sq m) of new business units in December, has signed its first occupier as the scheme starts on site. The employment scheme is being delivered by Elland-based Commercial Development Projects.  Calderdale Council’s… read more … about Next steps for ambitious regeneration scheme>>

Copley Valley work

Plans to deliver much-needed affordable family homes in Calderdale have been put in motion after the Council’s Cabinet agreed to free up surplus Council-owned land to encourage the development of new affordable housing and create local construction jobs. Work can now move forward to provide high-quality, affordable rented homes, as well as new allotment plots,… read more … about Affordable homes boost for Calderdale>>

Deadlines have now been removed for applications to Calderdale Council’s Repair and Renew grant for owners of residential and business premises affected by the Boxing Day Flood in the Calder Valley.  Timescales for the applications have now been lifted, however, funds from the government are limited and people wanting to make an application should register… read more … about Deadline lifted for funding to protect your home or business>>