Next steps for £9m investment scheme for Todmorden

Cllr Press

Exciting plans to revitalise Todmorden town centre could move a step forward if they get the go ahead at Calderdale Council’s Cabinet meeting on Monday 16 March 2020.

For the last few years, the Council has been looking into options to breathe new life into the Rose Street area.

The site currently houses the vacant site of the demolished health centre, Pollination Street community garden, car parking spaces, and outdoor market stalls. The Council and AHR Architects have now drawn up proposals to develop the land further, including:

  • An attractive new town square and events space
  • 38 new homes
  • A refreshed outdoor market with new, modern structures
  • Three retail units, with potential to build on the community growing approach
  • An aparthotel with 10 units and a restaurant
  • The planting of new trees

The plans have been very positively received by Todmorden Town Board and there are potential opportunities to work with the Council’s recently established development company, ‘Weave’, and the Calder Valley Community Land Trust.

Cabinet Members will be asked to approve the proposed outline scheme for the development of the land around Rose Street. This would pave the way for more detailed designs to be drawn up and consulted on, which would be presented to Cabinet in autumn 2020 subject to around £300,000 of Towns Fund money being available to finance the design work.

Cllr Susan Press, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Services and Communities, and Chair of Todmorden Town Board, said:

“This is a major opportunity, worth over £9 million, to bring a central part of Todmorden back to life. It would bring exciting new facilities and much-needed new housing for local people right in the heart of the town centre and add to the regeneration which is ongoing across Calderdale.”

The proposals support the Vision2024 for Calderdale to be a place where people can live a larger life – a place that is distinctive, resilient, full of hope, and where talent and enterprise can thrive.

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