Local Plan workshops to discuss the fate of your area

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Residents will have the opportunity to discuss the development plans in their area at six Local Plan workshops set up by Calderdale Council.

The workshops will be held at six venues across Calderdale to give residents the chance to help shape the Council’s Local Plan.

Local Plans identify the scale of growth required to meet housing and employment needs, showing sites where new development will be allowed and areas which will be protected.

The latest estimates are that Calderdale needs to identify land for over 12,000 new houses through to 2032.

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Skills and the Environment, Councillor Jenny Lynn said: “The aim of the workshops is to bring together people who have not, so far, been involved in the consultation on our Local Plan. We particularly want to hear from community groups and organisations and from young people.

“We’re looking for a cross section of people, from all walks of life, so that we get a wide range of views.

“We want to discuss the key issues which need to be considered in each locality, such as the impact of flooding, local transport and the availability of community facilities. This is about making the right strategic decisions now, on behalf of our future generations.”

The workshops will take place at: Saturday February 13, 10.30am – 1pm, St Columba Church, Pellon Halifax; Sunday February 21, 2.30pm – 5pm, Centre at Threeways, Halifax; Saturday February 27, 10.30am – 1pm, Brighouse Sixth Form Centre, Brighouse;

Sunday February 28, 2.30pm – 5pm, Cartwheel Youth and Community Centre Temperance Building, Elland; Saturday March 12, 2.30pm – 5pm, Shelf Village Hall, Shelf; Sunday 2March 20, 2.30pm – 5pm, Hebden Bridge Town Hall, Hebden Bridge

Due to the size of each venue spaces are limited and booking is essential. To reserve a workshop place, in the community where you live, call Christine Ingram on 01422 392206 or email Christine.ingram@calderdale.gov.uk