Clifton Enterprise Zone

2021 development consultation

Calderdale Council recently published the planning application for the proposed Clifton Enterprise Zone and is now inviting comments on the application.

The planning committee will want to hear your views, and local knowledge, about any positive/negative impacts the proposals may have on the area. You don’t need to be a planning expert to comment, but it’s always helpful to the planning committee to provide facts/evidence to support your comments.
Remember that outline planning permission has already been granted (and the principle of a business park accepted). Comments should now relate specifically to the detailed design. Comments which simply object to the development are likely to be disregarded.

Deadline for your comments is 11:55 pm on Wednesday 12 February

There is still no certainty around funding this development, but this probably your last opportunity to influence what the business park might actually look like!

Information about the Clifton Enterprise Zone


August 2020 – Site exploration to check ground conditions and for evidence of bat habitats, likely to take 4 – 6 weeks

March 2020 – Hearing to approve the issue of a compulsory purchase order to take possession of the site

enterprise zones

a few facts

Business Rates Discount

Up to 100% (£275,000) business rate discount.

Valid for 5 years, but must occupy site before 31/03/22

Investment Tax Relief

100% business tax-relief if making large investments in plant/machinery

Scheme expired 31 March 2020 – does not apply to Clifton

Enterprise Zone news

Meeting announced

Next meeting of the Clifton Village Neighbourhood Forum will be held on Tuesday 14 January at the Clifton Methodist Church, Towngate, Clifton.  At the meeting

Read More »

EZ update

Update on EZ hearing The outline planning application for the Clifton Enterprise Zone was heard on Tuesday evening. Our Chairman, Tony Perryman, spoke along with

Read More »
Map of Clifton Enterprise Zone

EZ update – December 2019

Clifton Enterprise Zone – December update Calderdale Council published details on the hearing for the outline planning application for the Clifton Enterprise Zone. Calderdale’s planning

Read More »