Through an unprecedented level of investment, we’re delivering economic regeneration to achieve our ambition of being the best Borough in the North. We’re growing the economy, reducing inequalities and building a sustainable future.
Our investment in transport, public realm and new facilities will generate inclusive growth; creating a socially and economically vibrant Calderdale. At the heart of our regeneration agenda, we want Calderdale to be a place where people choose to invest, live, work, visit and study.
We will build on our diversity and individuality, celebrating our unique heritage. Our transformation of Calderdale will achieve a place that is well-connected, with a thriving and sustainable economy.
Calderdale Council and Kirklees Council are delivering an ambitious investment programme across South East Calderdale and North Huddersfield. We are bringing together Local Plan growth proposals, including new Garden Suburbs, Enterprise Zones and other major improvements from the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s Transport Fund. We will link communities to new growth opportunities by investing in housing, employment, transportation and other key infrastructure, bringing inclusive growth that will transform South East Calderdale, and deliver benefits for Calderdale, the Leeds City Region and beyond.
The Halifax Town Centre Delivery Plan is a long term focus for regeneration, protecting our historic and cultural assets and encouraging growth.
Calderdale’s talent, creativity and can-do attitude have created record levels of investment and start-ups, which play a vital role in boosting our local economy. More than ever before, it’s a really exciting time to do business here. The investment we're delivering as part of the Halifax Town Centre Delivery Plan is helping us to continue to attract business investment and grow the economy in Calderdale.
The West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s Transport Fund has been part-funded through the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Growth Deal – a £1 billion package of Government funding to drive growth and job creation across the Leeds City Region. The aim is to create around 20,000 new jobs and add £2.4 billion a year to the economy by the mid-2030s. Read more about the West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund on the West Yorkshire Combined Authority website.
We will transform transport in Calderdale by creating a well-connected place that drives economic regeneration, helping to achieve our ambition to be the best Borough in the North. Working collaboratively with partners and stakeholders, we’re transforming transport and delivering better connectivity for businesses and residents in Calderdale. Through improvements to public transport, highways and active mode infrastructure we will create faster, more reliable journeys, cleaner air, more jobs and better access to skills.
We have a strategic position within the Leeds City Region, with strong physical and geographical connections to Greater Manchester. Capitalising upon our position and economic strengths, we can become a hub of investment and employment, to the benefit of the northern economy.
To help achieve this economic growth, the West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund includes a £120m improvement programme along the A629 from Halifax to Huddersfield, a West Yorkshire Key Route Network. Delivered by Calderdale Council and Kirklees Council, improvement projects along the corridor will unlock development potential in both Calderdale and Kirklees, and create 1,740 jobs by 2026.