Local people are being asked to have their say on proposals to transform the Beech Hill area of Halifax.
Calderdale Council, Together Housing and other organisations have listened to residents and recognise that the area would benefit from regeneration. They continue to explore options to make this happen.
To keep the community involved in the plans, a public consultation session is being held on Tuesday 23 January 2018 at Salem Methodist Church, Richmond Street, Halifax. People can drop in any time between 3.30pm and 7pm and a formal presentation will take place at 6pm.
The session will give local people the chance to find out more about the options for the area and to share their views. Staff from Calderdale Council, Together Housing and West Yorkshire Police will be there, and information will also be available on affordable warmth and energy saving home improvements.
Cllr Daniel Sutherland, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Planning, Housing and Environment, said:
“We want to do all we can to improve the quality of life for local residents. After our successful bid for over £300,000 from the Government’s Estate Regeneration Fund in 2017, we’re pleased to be moving forward the first phase of improvement works at Beech Hill.
“We are working with Together Housing to prepare plans for housing development on the empty tower block site and at the Council’s highways depot. We’re keen to hear people’s views on this before an outline planning application is submitted in early February.”
George Paterson, Director of Property Services at Together Housing Group, added:
“Regeneration in Calderdale is a priority for Together Housing as we recognise the need to provide quality, affordable homes that people can be proud to live in, which is why we’re delighted to be working with the Council to achieve this.
“To make sure that we meet the community’s needs, we’re encouraging our existing tenants and those who might benefit from our affordable offers in the future, to attend this meeting and help us shape housing in the town.”
The regeneration of Beech Hill will take place in phases as further funding needs to be secured. The Council and its partners are committed to bringing a range of development opportunities forward, including options for the existing low-rise housing. They are already applying for further funding to support future regeneration phases.
If you are unable to attend the consultation session and would like to find out more about the proposals, please contact Julie Bullen on Julie.Bullen@calderdale.gov.uk / 01422 393376 or Fern Petrovic on Fern.Petrovic@calderdale.gov.uk / 01422 393266.