The Council is preparing a new Local Plan and a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).

The Local Plan will set out a framework for how the District should grow, over the next 15 years, to meet the need for new homes and jobs, and will also identify sites for proposed development, and areas that will be protected.

Consultation starts at 12 noon on 6 November 2015 and runs for 6 weeks until 5pm 18 December 2015. Residents and other stakeholders will have the opportunity to comment on potential sites, and other aspects of the Local Plan, and the Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule for CIL.

Mapping will be available on the Council’s website, at a series of drop-in sessions and in due course in all Calderdale’s libraries. You will be able to view the location of possible development sites and consider information from detailed site assessments. There will also be the opportunity to comment on a document which presents other aspects of the Plan, including an explanation of how the future housing requirement has been assessed.

To make your comments, please use the links below:

Potential Sites and other aspects of the Local Plan
Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule (CIL)

Seven drop-in events will be held around Calderdale and each will provide information covering the whole of the District. There is no need to register for these events; you can come along to the venue that is the most convenient for you.

The timetable of the drop-in events is given below.

Hebden Bridge Town Hall, St George’s Street – 16th November 4 – 7 pm
Halifax Town Hall, Crossley Street – 17th November 4 – 7 pm
Todmorden Town Hall, Halifax Road – 19th November 4 – 7 pm
Elland Library, Coronation Street – 21st November 12 – 3 pm
Sowerby Bridge Youth and Community Centre, Foundry Street -,24th November 4 – 7 pm
Brighouse Mulberry Suite, Parsonage Lane – 26th November 4 – 7 pm
Halifax ThreeWays (formerly the Ridings School), Nursery Lane – 8th December 4 – 7 pm

Heptonstall Village Team seeking funding for Getting to Know You Tea Party

galaxy-hot-chocolate-fundThe Village Team have applied to the Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund for one of eighty five donations of £300.oo to local community good causes, and need as many votes as possible over the next week (from 3 November) to stand a chance of winning!!

Please support us by voting on line and by passing on details of our bid to your friends and family, so that they can vote too!


Click here to vote for the Heptonstall Village Team “Getting to Know You Tea Party bid.

More information on the Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund can be found here.

Heptonstall Village Team – Heptonstall Family Day – Easter weekend 2016

Heptonstall Family Day – Easter weekend 2016

Saturday March 26th – the day after Pace Egg – will be our first Heptonstall Family Day!

This is being planned and organised across the generations and is so far going to include:

  • a giant egg rolling competition from the school to Weavers Square
  • opportunity for you to have your photo taken on a reproduction of the see-saw shot from the Alice Longstaff Collection (courtesy of the After Alice Photographic Group)
  • an Easter Bonnet and Cap parade
  • fun and games for all at The Heptonstall Social and Bowling Club
  • maypole dancing
  • a vintage bus trundling from venue to venue in Heptonstall so that you can ride in comfort to see everything with ease

This event is being sponsored by Heptonstall Junior and Infant School, Calderdale Events and Festivals Fund, Hebden Bridge Arts Festival, local businesses and private donations.

Heptonstall Village Team – The Gift of Giving

The Gift of Giving

This very special Christmas Carol concert, working together with school, will take place in St Thomas’ Church on Thursday 17th December at 9.30 am.

This event is open to all, and beforehand there will be a series of singing workshops and rehearsals at the Bowling Club, as well as a gift making workshop, where our younger children will make small gifts to hand to our older generations around the village and at the concert on the day.

For full details contact Beth Hardman on 07796 265027.

Heptonstall Village Team – New Format Art Club: Changing Faces

New Format Art Club: Changing Faces

We are pleased to announce a new collaboration with Heptonstall Junior and Infant School – our Art Classes will now involve both the younger and older generations of Heptonstall and beyond. A regular class will be held with the children at the school, with an alternating class being held in Mytholm Meadows, where our younger artists will come down to paint and craft alongside our older folks.

This will be a regular class, culminating in an art exhibition and film show at The Heptonstall Bowling and Social Club next year. Nick Wilding will be filming some of the process as well as showing his film of 8 year olds interviewing 80 year olds that he filmed in 2000.

If you would like more information or to get involved, contact Pauline Walker at Mytholm Meadows, on 01422 843194