The project will provide improved accessibility to the town for all residents and visitors. It will achieve a greater sense of place, deliver regeneration and assist our growth aspirations.
The A629 Halifax Town Centre project includes:
To deliver the proposed improvements for this project, we plan to introduce new Traffic Regulation Orders. These will include changes to parking (disabled, car and motorcycle), changes to bus and taxi stops, introduction of cycle and pedestrian zones, and rerouting of traffic throughout town. There are a significant number of changes that we plan to introduce so we have mapped these with detailed drawings here. Click on each of the dropped pins for information about the proposed changes and for further detail, click on the drawings available above the description.
Earlier this year we were granted planning permission for our major transport improvement project for Halifax Town Centre. Proposals included plans for a striking public space linking the Piece Hall and the rail station, requiring the demolition of the former Hughes Corporation building (31 Square Road). Unfortunately, shortly after, it was confirmed that the building had been granted Grade II listed status, which has changed the original proposal for demolition.
In September we are presenting the project to the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s Investment Committee, seeking additional funding to support a detailed redesign of the proposed Piece Gardens to incorporate the Hughes Corporation building.
Timescales for the project will be refined as it progresses, but due to the need for a redesign and a resubmission of the planning application, the project is likely to incur a 12 month delay, with completion now estimated in late 2023.