On Wednesday 27 February Calderdale Council’s Cabinet will be asked to approve new arrangements to drive forward efforts to transform Todmorden town centre.
It is proposed that a new Todmorden Development Board should be established to develop a clear vision for the town centre.
The board will include Calderdale Cabinet Members, Todmorden Town Councillors and local ward Councillors and will work closely with local groups to ensure decisions are taken, and progress is made on key sites and projects to benefit Todmorden.
Local groups have already been involved in innovative projects in Todmorden and the Upper Valley, which have helped the town to create its own identity.
The intention is to build on what these groups have achieved, carrying the town forward as an attractive place for residents and visitors.
Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Economy and Environment, Cllr Barry Collins, said:
“Calderdale Council is committed to making Todmorden town centre vibrant and sustainable.
“There have been a number of proposals in recent years to regenerate the town centre, and we now need to inject some new drive and direction. This is what the Development Board will bring.”
Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities, Cllr Pauline Nash, added:
“It is always essential that local people are involved in shaping their local community.
“The Development Board will make sure that local knowledge is reflected in the way it drives forward a vision for the town.”