Calderdale Council Newsletter

Celebrating Our Stars

The hard work and dedication of Calderdale Council staff, volunteers and local partner organisations was celebrated at the annual Our Stars awards ceremony earlier this month.

The event, at the Shay Stadium in Halifax, was last held in 2019. It was an opportunity to celebrate staff achievements, talent, resilience and kindness for the first time since the COVID pandemic.

Unsurprisingly, the work carried out by services throughout the pandemic featured prominently in the awards, with a large number of winners recognised for their contributions as part of the borough’s response to COVID.

Key moment for Brighouse Deal as £19.1million plans submitted

After an extensive consultation over the past three years, the Brighouse Deal plans that will write a new chapter in the story of the town have been submitted to the Government.

The business cases for the £19.1m proposals have been approved by Calderdale Council and the Brighouse Town Deal Board, made up of representatives from the town’s private and voluntary sector, community and residents’ groups.
It will now be for the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities to review the plans and, once this review is complete, release the funding allowing work to begin on making the Deal developments a reality.

Last steps for the Local Plan

The final public consultation on Calderdale’s Local Plan covering changes known as ‘main modifications’ is now underway.
The Local Plan identifies development areas for economic growth and sites for new homes in Calderdale over the next 15 years. Once approved it will be reviewed in years five and 10.

All comments on the main modifications must be made in writing to the Council by 5pm on Friday 7 October 2022. These can be submitted via the online Consultation Portal at:

Halifax Borough Market works kickstart high street transformation

Improvement works have begun at Halifax Borough Market this week, marking the start of the first major project funded by the Future High Streets Fund in Halifax.

Revitalising the stunning Victorian market hall is a key part of the £11.7 million Future High Streets work planned across Halifax town centre. The Grade II* listed Borough Market, which first opened in 1896, will benefit from over £5 million investment.

Shortlist success for transformational projects

Two of Calderdale’s flagship regeneration projects have been shortlisted for the Insider Yorkshire Property Industry Awards 2022.

The Northgate House commercial development is a finalist in the Fit-out / Refurbishment of the Year category, and the Beech Hill housing scheme is up for Residential Development of the Year (in the ‘more than 100 homes’ sub-category). As public sector entries, Calderdale is in a unique position as most other finalists, throughout the award categories, are from the private sector.

The Insider Yorkshire Property Industry Awards winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in Leeds on Thursday 22 September 2022.