Growth Deal boost to Calderdale

A series of major projects across Calderdale may now get the go ahead as part of the Leeds City Region Growth Deal 3 settlement.

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet will meet to discuss a report which outlines how some of the money may be invested in the borough to boost growth and jobs.

The announcement of an additional £67.5m investment in Leeds City Region was made by the Government in January 2017.  This means the region will have received over £1.1bn of Growth Deal investment since 2014, creating over 19,600 jobs over the next five years.

2nd March, 2017

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Vision to boost growth in Brighouse

Calderdale Council is developing a strategic vision for Brighouse and Rastrick, as work continues on the development of the Local Plan.

The Council is now gathering evidence, which will be submitted with the Local Plan, on areas of Calderdale which are suitable for sustainable development.  

The ‘Vision for South East Calderdale’ identifies potential sites for new homes on the Southern and North Eastern sides of Brighouse, to create  ‘garden suburbs’ which would include new homes and improved local facilities such as schools and parkland. 

6th December, 2016

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Improving Calderdale’s transport network

However you choose to travel, getting around Calderdale and surrounding districts could soon be a lot easier, as members discuss the introduction of the Calderdale Transport Strategy 2016-2031.

Across the country the way people are travelling is changing. Rates of car use and ownership have declined in many cities and more people are choosing to cycle or walk to work. The use of rail travel is also an increasingly popular mode of transport in Calderdale, and smart technology is transforming the way people are using transport.

8th November, 2016

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Train station improvements on track

Plans for major upgrades to Halifax train station are set to move a step closer, as Calderdale Council’s Economy and Investment Panel is asked to give the go ahead to carry out more detailed feasibility work. Today (Thursday 20 October) the Panel will discuss the exciting proposals for a complete revamp of Halifax Station and the surrounding area. The vision is to improve journeys for passengers, reduce travel times, create a more attractive environment, improve links with key attractions and boost the local economy.

20th October, 2016

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Wheels in motion for A629 travel improvements

The first phase of construction work to improve the A629 road between Halifax town centre and Huddersfield is due to start on site next week. From Tuesday 2 August 2016, a four-month scheme will begin to remodel the busy A629 Huddersfield Road / Shaw Hill / Free School Lane junction. Work will involve creating a new, wider road layout, extra lanes, dedicated cycleways and pedestrian crossings.

28th July, 2016

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