Category Archives: Flooding

Homes in flood-risk areas of Calderdale are set to benefit from tailored advice to improve flood resilience, as part of a West Yorkshire-wide project. Calderdale Council is supporting the West Yorkshire Flood Innovation Programme project, focused on property flood resilience measures. As part of the project, 250 properties across the region have been selected for… read more … about Regional project supports flood resilience in Calderdale>>

Cllr Patient in role as flood warden

Pedestrians can now walk to the centre of Mytholmroyd more easily, thanks to the opening of a modern new footbridge that crosses the River Calder. The bridge opened to the public on Wednesday 20 March 2024, after local businessperson, Jo Ward from Jo’s Kitchen next to the bridge, cut a ribbon to mark this significant… read more … about Best foot forward as new bridge opens in Mytholmroyd>>

Calderdale Council’s innovative work to tackle the climate emergency has received national recognition as one of only 10 councils shortlisted in the Net Zero category of the prestigious LGC Awards. The awards, which are held annually by the Local Government Chronicle (LGC), recognise the best of local government innovation and service delivery. The Net Zero… read more … about National recognition for net zero progress>>

Cllr Scott Patient outside Halifax Town Hall

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

Progress is being made in the development of two documents which will help guide future planning decisions. A number of Supplementary Planning Documents (SPD) are currently in development, providing more detailed advice and guidance on policies in the Council’s adopted Local Plan. At the meeting of Calderdale Council’s Cabinet on Monday 11 December, members will… read more … about Supporting the creation of successful and resilient places>>

Cllr Jane Scullion, Leader of Calderdale Council

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

A Mytholmroyd school hit by several devastating floods in Calderdale is more resilient to the impact of climate change following a £450,000 project. Burnley Road Academy has served the village of Mytholmroyd and the local community since 1879. It is a community primary school catering for children in the 3-11 age range with approximately 200… read more … about £450k scheme to better protect a Mytholmroyd school from flooding>>

Burnley Road Academy flood resilience group photo

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

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