A dramatic sunset over Halifax Town Centre

Calderdale The Next Chapter

Through an unprecedented level of investment, we (Calderdale Council) are delivering economic regeneration. We're growing the economy, reducing inequalities, and building a sustainable future.

Our investment in transport, public spaces 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 and celebrate our unique heritage. Calderdale will be a place that is well-connected, with a thriving and sustainable economy.

Where we work

We deliver projects across Calderdale, in the towns of Halifax, Elland, Brighouse, Todmorden, Mytholmroyd, Sowerby Bridge, Hebden Bridge, and many places in between. Calderdale is a metropolitan borough in West Yorkshire in the north of England, close to Bradford and Huddersfield and connected to Leeds and Manchester.

How we work

Elected Councillors make decisions about and review the projects we deliver for Calderdale. We are bound by the Constitution for Calderdale Council. We are also required to meet the requirements of funders for some of our projects, like the UK Government and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.

The Council established Town Development Boards to help regenerate town centres in Calderdale. These bring together Councillors, local businesses, and the voluntary and community sector. We work with Town Deal boards taking a strategic view of the needs and opportunities in Brighouse and Todmorden, and town development boards for Elland, Halifax, Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd, and Sowerby Bridge.

Our skilled team of officers are part of the Regeneration and Strategy Directorate.

Some of the processes that go into a project include:

  • Consultation, where we share proposals with the public and ask for comments and feedback so we can make sure they are the best they can be.
  • Design of proposals.
  • Stakeholder engagement, where we involve people in our projects.
  • Briefing, consultation, and participatory events.
  • Communications and marketing
  • Procurement, buying the services and products we need to complete the project.
  • Surveys, examining areas of land and property before we start construction.
  • Land assembly, where we buy or arrange access to the land we need to complete the project.
  • Applying for planning permission.
  • Making changes to Traffic Regulation Orders, where projects involve changes to restrictions on public roads.
  • Construction.
  • Evaluation.

Each process is made up of many steps. We run many of these processes at the same time where we can. No two projects are the same. We work closely with partners and stakeholders to make sure we achieve the very best outcomes for Calderdale.


Most of our portfolio of capital projects is shared across three main programmes.

Highways and Infrastructure

The team managing this programme plans and makes improvements to highways and infrastructure for walking, cycling, and wheeling.

Capital Regeneration Programme

The team managing this programme plan and make improvements to town centres and strategic buildings and sites.

Schools Capital Programme

The team managing this programme plans and makes improvements to school buildings and delivers school rebuilding projects.