In Calderale, the Public Examination of the Local Plan will begin in June. We are working closely with Anthony Rae from Calderdale Friends of the Earth, along with several local activists, to make sure CPRE’s concerns are well-represented. We have three main concerns with the Draft Local Plan. First is its dependence on two very […]
Calderdale Council have extended the deadline for submitting representations on the Local Plan to 12 noon on Monday 1st October. This is because of technical problems with the on-line consultation system over the weekend of 15th / 16th September.
Calderdale have published their final version of the Local plan (the one that goes to the Planning Inspectorate) and the public consultation on it started on Friday 10th August. The “consultation” closes on 24th September at 5pm. If you wish to attend and speak at the Local Plan hearings YOU MUST REGISTER YOUR OBJECTION TO […]
Calderdale Council have said that they are keen to “kick-start” development of the Clifton Business Park, adjacent to Wakefield Road and the existing Holiday Inn, close to junction 25 of the M62 motorway. The Council say that the land has been designated as employment land for the last ten years but this alone hasn’t been […]
Two Councils in Yorkshire, Calderdale and York, have been served notice of possible government intervention after missing deadlines and failing to make progress in producing a local plan. In a letter to the councils, communities secretary Sajid Javid said planning authorities are required to publish a Local Development Scheme under the Local Plan Act 2004, […]
We are currently involved in Public Examinations for the Kirklees Local Plan and the Leeds Site Allocations Plan. However, the ground has just shifted beneath them quite dramatically. The long-awaited government guidance on standardising the method of calculating housing requirements was published in September. The crucial difference is that housing need should be based […]