Step forward in town centre transformation

21st September, 2018

Exciting plans for improvements in Halifax town centre have taken a step forward as the planning application for the project has now been submitted.

The major upgrade to the town centre is one part of our work to reduce congestion on the A629 route between Halifax and Huddersfield and to boost the local economy with funding from the West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund.

The proposals include better cycling facilities and footpaths; improvements to bus routes; easier ways to get into and around the town centre; striking public spaces between the Piece Hall and the train station and at Bull Green.

These will bring benefits including reduced congestion, a safer and more attractive environment and more active ways of travelling.

The planning application, which includes general initial designs for the scheme, is now available to view online on the Council’s planning pages at under the reference: 18/01095/LAA.

The submission of the planning application is the next step in exciting planned improvements for Halifax town centre. The impressive plans were displayed in Halifax Central Library and Archives earlier this year and received great feedback. You can take a look at these here