Category Archives: Environment

Local community and voluntary sector groups are invited to share ideas to support Calderdale’s journey towards a carbon neutral future. As a borough, Calderdale aims to be carbon neutral by 2038 at the latest, with significant progress by 2030. It’s hoped this will be achieved even sooner with in-house emissions and significant progress has already… read more … about Survey to support a carbon neutral Calderdale>>

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Calderdale Council is reminding residents to check their flood preparation plans and be aware of the continued risk of flooding during summer months. Sudden and heavy downpours, which are more likely during the summer months, can put extra stress on all drainage systems, increasing the risk of flash flooding. As flash floods can affect all… read more … about Ways to reduce the risk of flash flooding this summer>>

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Ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend, Calderdale Council is reminding residents and landowners of the risk of wildfires on local moorlands and how they can be prevented. Large and preventable moorland fires cause a significant strain on resources. Calderdale Council continues to work with partners at West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service and West Yorkshire… read more … about Staying safe and protecting our distinctive moorland>>

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Camera technology is being installed along watercourses in the Calder Valley to help monitor drainage and assess flood risk. Five new cameras will be installed to monitor drainage infrastructure at Nutclough, Hebden Bridge; Stoney Royd Lane, Todmorden; Jumps Road, Todmorden; Redwater Clough, near Cornholme; and in the Copley Valley. These are in addition to existing… read more … about New technology to help monitor flood risk>>

Monitoring at Hebble Brook

Calderdale Council has developed a plan to inspect and monitor compliance with the conditions of the Environmental Permit granted to Calder Valley Skip Hire Ltd. At the meeting of Calderdale Council’s Cabinet on Monday 8 February, an Environmental Permit was granted for the operation of a small waste incinerator plant on Belmont Industrial Estate, Rochdale… read more … about Monitoring Environmental Permit conditions for incinerator site>>

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Air quality and its impact on health is the focus of an innovative new libraries project, based in Sowerby Bridge. Residents in and around the town are invited to the launch event of Calderdale libraries’ ‘Something in the Air?’ project, supported by researchers at the University of Manchester and funded as part of the Engaging… read more … about Library events focus on air quality in Sowerby Bridge>>

Something in the air

At the meeting of Calderdale Council’s Cabinet on Monday 8 February 2021, members will consider an application for an Environmental Permit from Calder Valley Skip Hire Ltd. Calder Valley Skip Hire has applied for the permit to operate a small waste incinerator plant on Belmont Industrial Estate, Rochdale Road, Sowerby Bridge, The Council must determine… read more … about Decision required on Environmental Permit application>>

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Shade Chapel is being demolished this month so that work can be carried out to open up the culvert beneath it to help reduce the flood risk for residents and businesses in Todmorden. The building is being taken down following significant damage to the culvert bed, walls and support beams during floods earlier this year…. read more … about Plans to open up a culvert to help protect Todmorden from flooding>>

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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>>

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