Council Leader welcomes Growth Deal funding

Cllr Swift

The Leader of Calderdale Council has welcomed the announcement of an additional £67.5m investment in Leeds City Region. 

In the third round of Growth Deal funding, a package of investment was announced to boost growth and jobs in the Leeds City Region. 

In Calderdale, this investment will cover: 

  • Flood resilience packages – to further improve flood protection for communities and businesses.
  • Site investment – to unlock sites and accelerate development in Halifax town centre.
  • Land assembly and infrastructure investment – to accelerate development in the M62 corridor Enterprise Zone site in Calderdale.
  • An extended Business Growth Programme- enabling small and medium enterprises to continue to access grants to support business growth and job creation.
  • A new flexible business support fund – to help more companies to export, enable large businesses to make key investments in the city region, and provide flexible support to respond to economic opportunities and challenges

The Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift, said: 

“This is a good settlement for Calderdale, we have had a lot of support from our colleagues in the City Region to secure money for some our key ambitions. There is great potential in development sites around Halifax, but the market needs a little help to get things moving and this award is a step in the right direction. Similarly there is a focus on progressing the Enterprise Zone at Clifton near Brighouse and that is also helpful. 

“The funding for flood resilience packages is particularly welcome. As the worst hit borough in the Boxing Day floods, it’s essential that the specific funding for Calderdale is sufficient, and enables us to progress the work already being planned to support local flood affected homes and businesses. 

“It’s also pleasing to see investment to support our continued drive to boost business and jobs right across Calderdale, supporting our ambition to be the best borough in the north.”

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