Category Archives: Transport

The first of Calderdale Council’s new electric fleet of vans has been introduced to the borough’s roads this week, supporting a reduction in harmful nitrogen oxide and carbon dioxide emissions.   The Council has welcomed the first of 35 electric and hybrid vehicles, which will shortly replace old petrol and diesel ones.   The new… read more … about Wheels in motion for a zero carbon future>>

Cllr Patient in electric van

Another milestone has been reached in plans to improve the A629 between Halifax and Huddersfield, with the appointment of the design contractors for Phase 4 of the scheme. Following a tender exercise, Mott MacDonald has been appointed to support the development of Phase 4 – a £25.9million project which is fully funded by the West… read more … about Moving forward with A629 improvement plans>>

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Time is running out for residents to have their say on how to make their streets greener, healthier and more attractive. In September 2020, Calderdale Council launched a survey to gather people’s views on a £1 million ‘Streets for People’ project focusing on Park ward, with Illingworth, Ovenden, Mixenden, Lee Mount and Pellon set to… read more … about Help to make our streets greener and healthier>>

Calderdale has reached a key milestone in the fight against climate change, with the completion of 10 new electric vehicle chargepoints across the borough. This comes as Calderdale marks national Clean Air Day on Thursday 8 October. As the climate emergency continues, and the Council and the borough aim to be carbon neutral by 2038,… read more … about New electric vehicle chargepoints help tackle climate emergency>>

Electric vehicle chargepoint in Calderdale

Blue badge holders with expired or soon to expire badges are encouraged to renew as soon as possible. The blue badge scheme is a national parking permit scheme allowing people with severe mobility issues to park closer to their destination. Blue badges normally last for three years. However in response to COVID-19, the Department for… read more … about Time is running out for 2020 blue badge renewals>>

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Residents and businesses are being invited to have their say on the latest plans for the proposed new rail station and accompanying access improvements in Elland. Comments can now be submitted online about the planned new rail station in Elland, funded through the Combined Authority’s West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund. The planned station would support existing… read more … about Are Elland station plans just the ticket?>>

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Plans for a new rail station in Halifax are moving forward, following further approvals at the meeting of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority. At the meeting of the Combined Authority on Thursday 25 June, members approved funding to allow the project to progress to the full business case stage. This means detailed plans can be… read more … about Station plans are on the right track>>

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As more shops and businesses start to reopen in Calderdale’s towns, the Council is introducing measures to support social distancing and allow for queuing areas. From Monday 15 June non-essential retailers are able to reopen, provided they meet the COVID-19 secure guidelines. This includes shops selling clothes, shoes, toys, furniture, books and electronics, and tailors,… read more … about Supporting safe places to shop and queue>>

Cllr Jane Scullion

Following the completion of thorough survey work, repairs will soon take place to a Brighouse bridge which was badly damaged by Storm Ciara. Rastrick Bridge in Brighouse has been closed to traffic since late April, after diving surveys identified some scour holes under one of the central pillars and some hairline cracking to one of… read more … about Repair work scheduled at Rastrick Bridge>>

Cllr Jane Scullion, Calderdale Council's Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Resources