Category Archives: Climate emergency

A major new plan is about to launch in Calderdale, setting out the actions we can all take to tackle climate change. Calderdale’s Climate Action Plan for 2023 – 2026 is due to be published on 6 December, whilst COP28 – the United Nations global climate change conference – is underway in the UAE from… read more … about Working together for a brighter, zero-carbon future>>

Climate Action Plan graphic

Calderdale Council and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority are asking for people’s views on updated proposals for a series of planned improvements stretching from Halifax town centre to communities in the north of the town. The A629 north project is focused on improvements between Orange Street roundabout in the town centre, to Ogden in north… read more … about Have your say on updated plans to improve travel in and around north Halifax>>

Cllr Scott Patient outside Halifax Town Hall

Plans have been revealed for new, improved playground facilities near the lower site of Ash Green Community Primary School in Mixenden, Halifax, and local people are being asked to share their thoughts. The existing play area on Sunnybank Road in Mixenden is due to be upgraded with proposals for new equipment including swings, slides, climbing… read more … about Funding of over £100,000 set to transform play facilities in Mixenden>>

Cllr Scott Patient outside Halifax Town Hall

Work to progress the development of two documents which will help guide future planning decisions, is being discussed by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet. At the meeting of Cabinet on Monday 13 November, Members will consider two reports relating to the development of Supplementary Planning Documents (SPD). These documents provide more detailed advice and guidance on policies… read more … about Shaping future development in Calderdale>>

Cllr Jane Scullion, Leader of Calderdale Council

A bus station in West Yorkshire has won a prestigious award at a ceremony in Leeds. Halifax Bus Station was one of three West Yorkshire schemes shortlisted for the Chartered Institute for Highways and Transportation Awards, Yorkshire & the Humber 2023. The facility, which boasts a state of the art “green roof”, won in the… read more … about Halifax Bus Station recognised with green award>>

Drone shot of the new Halifax Bus Station

On the anniversary of the launch of the Calderdale Flood Action Plan, Calderdale residents and businesses are reminded to check their flood preparation plans and be aware of the continued risk of flooding during autumn and winter months. Calderdale Council is advising residents to make sure they are prepared for possible flooding and encouraging people… read more … about Taking action to increase flood resilience in Calderdale>>

Cllr Scott Patient outside Halifax Town Hall

Grants of up to £50,000 are available to local groups to fund projects which support climate action in the Park and Warley wards of Calderdale. Calderdale is benefitting from £140,000 from the Community Grants for Climate Action Fund – an initiative from Mayor of West Yorkshire Tracy Brabin, co-ordinated by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority…. read more … about Grants support local climate action>>

People on their bikes to help reduce climate change

People could soon have their say on documents setting out how future planning developments will meet requirements to deliver improvements for the natural environment. At the meeting of Calderdale Council’s Cabinet on Monday 9 October 2023, Members will be asked to approve a four-week public consultation on the Biodiversity Net Gain Supplementary Planning Document (SPD). Once… read more … about Ensuring developments deliver environmental benefits>>

Brearley Fields when flooded

Calderdale’s pioneering approaches to nature recovery and natural flood management have been showcased in a major national report. The ‘Powers in Place: Nature’ report by UK100 looks at the powers local authorities have to drive nature recovery, tackle climate change and deliver health and wellbeing benefits by promoting engagement with the natural environment. UK100 is… read more … about Calderdale’s nature recovery work in national spotlight>>