Category Archives: Regeneration

Three tower blocks in Calderdale, which have stood empty for over 10 years, are to be demolished as part of plans to invest in a key area in Halifax. Earlier this year, Together Housing Group submitted an outline planning application to build family homes on the Beech Hill estate site, currently occupied by Cobden Court,… read more … about Beech Hill flats to be demolished after standing empty for over 10 years>>

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The centre of Mytholmroyd will be rejuvenated as part of a wider scheme of improvement works developed with the community, beginning early next month.  The project was initially inspired by a study published by the Upper Calder Valley Renaissance, which identified the location of the public conveniences in the village centre as a key issue. … read more … about Mytholmroyd village centre improvements get underway>>

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Online survey and drop-in events Residents and businesses are being invited to have their say on plans for the proposed new rail station in Elland. From Monday 18 June, people will be able to have their say online about the planned station that will improve connections to and from the Calderdale town, and provide opportunities… read more … about People invited to have their say on plans for an Elland rail station>>

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Two prominent members of Calderdale Council have been recognised by the Queen in this year’s birthday honours list. The Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift, will become a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in recognition of his contribution to local government and the regeneration of Halifax.  Stuart Smith, Calderdale’s Director… read more … about Double honours celebration for Calderdale>>

Tristram Hunt chooses top ten Industry, Trade & Commerce places that help tell A History of England in 100 Places Tristram Hunt, Director of the V&A, judges the Industry, Trade & Commerce category from hundreds of public nominations in Historic England’s campaign Irreplaceable: A History of England in 100 Places, sponsored by Ecclesiastical Insurance The… read more … about Tristram Hunt chooses top ten Industry, Trade & Commerce places that help tell a History of England in 100 Places>>

The next steps for reducing congestion on the A629 will be discussed by Calderdale Council at the Cabinet meeting on Monday 23 April 2018. Members will consider revised plans for the Calder and Hebble project, as part of the A629 improvement programme. Preliminary designs have been adjusted to improve the highway positioning at the Jubilee… read more … about Next steps for the A629 improvement programme>>

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Plans to improve travel times and connectivity in north-east Calderdale have taken a step forward after initial funding was approved by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority. At the full Combined Authority meeting on Thursday 5 April, funding of £400,000 was approved to progress a detailed plan that will transform the transport network around Hipperholme, Shelf… read more … about Moving forward with plans to ease congestion>>

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Thirteen buildings have been shortlisted for RIBA Yorkshire (Royal Institute of British Architects) 2018 Awards; the winners will be announced at an Awards evening at The Museum Gardens, York on Thursday 24 May. The buildings that have been shortlisted are: Albert Works, Sheffield by Cartwright Pickard Architects Leeds College of Music, Leeds by Group Ginger… read more … about 13 buildings shortlisted for RIBA Yorkshire 2018 Awards>>

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>>