More affordable homes could be built in Halifax if proposals to free up the land are agreed by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet.
On Monday 30 September, Cabinet Members will consider plans to make Council-owned land on Horley Green Road, Claremount, available for a new housing development. If agreed, this could bring around 29 much-needed new homes to the area.
Cllr Jane Scullion, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Resources, said:
“We have a target to build 193 good-quality new affordable homes per year, and as part of the Calderdale Together Housing Investment Partnership, we’re committed to releasing land to encourage development.
“The available open space on Horley Green Road gives us the opportunity to bring additional homes to an area where there is a real need, and to support local construction jobs and training.”
Calderdale Council and Together Housing launched the Calderdale Together Housing Investment Partnership in 2018 to deliver up to 650 new affordable homes by 2024. This is a key part of the Vision2024 for Calderdale, as housing is one of the factors that contribute to attracting and retaining talent and investment in the borough to support its growth.
It is recommended that the Council transfer ownership of the open space in Claremount to Together Housing to progress the proposed housing development, which would have the benefit of being sustainable and close to local facilities and transport links.
The Council is aware of some concerns in the local community about the loss of green space, however there would be opportunities for new green open spaces within the new development.
There would also be potential for a range of different types of housing, such as adapted homes and those which would support older and / or disabled people to live independently.
The Cabinet meeting will take place at 6pm on Monday 30 September 2019 at Halifax Town Hall.
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