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Local Plan: have your say

Thursday, 14 September 2017

There are just over two weeks left for local people to have their say on the draft plans for housing, employment, infrastructure and open spaces in Calderdale over the next 15 years.

Over 1,500 comments have already been made on Calderdale’s initial draft Local Plan. However, the Council is urging more people to share their views before the consultation ends at 5pm on Friday 29 September. 

The Council is also reminding people about the drop-in sessions and support available to help them to provide feedback.

Cllr Daniel Sutherland, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Planning, Housing and Environment, said, “The Local Plan is about making Calderdale the best place it can be to live, work, visit, do business and invest. We want people to have a good quality of life here, we want the local economy to thrive and we want to protect the environment. To help ensure this, we need to know if the draft plans meet local people’s needs. That’s why it’s so important to have your say while there’s still time to help shape the future of the borough.

“As well as potential site allocations, don’t forget to comment on the draft policies. These set the framework for determining planning applications. They ensure that applications are properly considered, taking into account important things like transport, infrastructure, affordable housing, historic environment, natural environment, retail impact, open space, Green Belt and flood risk.”

People can have their say by in different ways:

A member of the Council’s planning team will be available to help you make comments online at the following drop-in advice session:

  • Hebden Bridge Town Hall: Wednesday 20 September, 5pm to 8pm

The planning team will answer any questions about the consultation process on weekdays during working hours on 01422 392206 or 01422 392381.

If you’re visiting the Piece Hall, head to the Council’s information room on the upper level for a Local Plan leaflet and map.

The draft plan will be reviewed based on the consultation results. Further evidence and a final draft will be presented to Cabinet and full Council in due course.

See also:

HebWeb Forum: Proposed new housing