Halifax Town Centre Improvements - Public Information Event.

27th June, 2017

A public information event has been organised for:

Tuesday 18th July 2017 4-7pm at Halifax Town Hall, Crossley Street, Halifax, HX1 1UN

The West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund has been created to specifically increase housing, employment and economic growth across the West Yorkshire region. Part of this funding is designated to the 'A629 Halifax - Huddersfield Corridor' programme which will create an even better place to live, work and visit through road junction improvements and improvements to access and movements for all types of vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians.

Great progress has been made to date by Calderdale Council working in partnership with stakeholders to secure the necessary funding to take the proposals for Halifax Town Centre from concept ideas through to detailed design.

Halifax Town Centre

The West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund will vastly improve accessibility to Halifax Town Centre for all modes of travel and provide high quality public realm to deliver regeneration and growth aspirations to achieve a greater sense of place for residents and visitors to the town. The proposed scheme will reduce congestion and improve pedestrian connectivity within the historic core of Halifax. By improving roads and strengthening bus/rail connections, travel to/from and around the town will improve and the severance between the bus station and rail station will be removed.

The improvements proposed for Halifax Town Centre are being designed using the 'Manual for Street' principles and with the ambition of creating 'Streets for People' at the core. The proposals comprise three key elements:

  • Upgrade of the eastern corridor (Church Street, Bank Bottom, Berry Lane, Charlestown Road) including developing an 'Eastern Gateway' through the creation of a public square and provision of improved pedestrian and cycle facilities from the Rail Station into Halifax Town Centre.
  • Upgrade of the Northern Gateway (Northbridge, Broad Street, Cross Hills) into Halifax Town Centre and extensive public realm improvements in Halifax Town Centre including improvements to Market Street and the reconfiguration of bus movements.
  • Enhanced Southern and Western Gateways (Wards End, Bull Green, Cow Green) in Halifax Town Centre.

    In December 2016, Calderdale Council appointed AECOM to progress the approved outline proposals through the feasibility and detailed design stage through to submission of a Planning Application in late 2017. If approved this will lead to the submission of a full Business Case to the West Yorkshire Combined Authority to release the funds required to physically deliver the scheme which is targeted for spring 2018.

    We welcome the opportunity to share our plans for Halifax Town Centre with as many people as possible and hope you will be able to come and view and discuss proposals with us.

    The event will be hosted in a drop-in format so please come along at a time to suit you. All information available on the day will be published here on the Next Chapter website after the event.

    We want to work with local communities to shape the vision for Calderdale and look forward to talking to you soon.