Category Archives: Environment

People will have another opportunity to comment on Calder Valley Skip Hire’s application to Calderdale Council for an Environmental Permit to run a small waste incinerator plant at Belmont Industrial Estate in Sowerby Bridge. Following the previous two public consultations, the Council has reviewed the significant amount of feedback received. In response, the Council is… read more … about Incinerator application continues, with more time to have your say>>

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Firefighters will be out across West Yorkshire today (June 14th) as part of a day of action aiming to prevent moorland fires. Fire service crews, along with members of Calderdale’s Community Safety Partnership, will be in Calderdale spreading the #BeMoorAware message, briefing key landowners on prohibitions and reporting of concerns, updating current signage and speaking… read more … about Day of action to prevent moorland fires>>

PSPO sign on Calderdale moorland

Plant-based, locally sourced food will be on the menu at future events hosted by the Council if a new catering policy is approved. The proposed policy is specifically for catering which is paid for by the Council.  Food provided at Council hosted meetings or events will be 100% plant based, with a preference for seasonal… read more … about Council plants new catering policy>>

Cllr Scott Patient at Brearley Fields

Calderdale Council has successfully defended the adoption of its Local Plan from a legal challenge at the High Court. A three hour hearing took place on 26 April 2024 before the Honourable Mr Justice Fordham at the High Court in Leeds. The 11 page judgement, which was handed down on 17 May 2024, confirms that… read more … about Council welcomes High Court judgement>>

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A new Changing Places toilet is now open at Ogden Water Country Park, improving facilities and accessibility at the Calderdale beauty spot, particularly for those with severe disabilities or complex needs. As part of the Changing Places programme, a partnership between the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) and Muscular Dystrophy UK, Calderdale… read more … about New Changing Places facility at Ogden Water>>

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Calderdale’s pioneering work on climate action and regeneration was showcased in a visit to the borough by the Mayor of West Yorkshire, Tracy Brabin. Calderdale Council invited the Mayor to see ground-breaking Natural Flood Management and housing projects underway on Tuesday 13 February 2024. The first visit of the day was to Ogden Water in… read more … about Ground-breaking Calderdale projects in the spotlight on Mayoral visit>>

Calderdale Council is marking five years since it declared a climate emergency by reflecting on the progress made since that time, working with partners to increase resilience and deal with the impacts of the climate crisis. On 30 January 2019, the Council declared a climate emergency in a bold move to step up its action… read more … about Five years of climate action progress>>

Cllr Patient in role as flood warden

Improved road layouts and safer, more accessible pedestrian facilities will help transform Elland town centre, with people invited to view and share feedback as Calderdale Council deliver the Future High Streets project. Over £6million of funding from the Future High Streets Fund is being invested in the centre of Elland, supporting improvements to public spaces,… read more … about Have your say as plans for Elland take shape>>

Artist's impression of Southgate, Elland

A programme of tree planting has been taking place at Council-owned sites across Calderdale, with support from local schools and businesses. National Tree Week takes place each year in late November/early December, marking the start of the winter planting season. To support this initiative, the Council facilitated the planting of 300 trees on the boundary… read more … about Tree planting programme takes root>>

Cllr Scott Patient with spade digging as part of tree planting at Park Wood