Clifton Business Park (Enterprise Zone) proposals

Pegasus Consulting, on behalf of Calderdale Council and West Yorkshire Combined Authority, is managing a consultation exercise into proposals for the Clifton Business Park (an Enterprise Zone). The consultation includes ‘a vision for what might be possible’.

You are invited to review the plans and provide feedback, to help you with the consultation, we have compiled a simple list of questions for you to consider.

Questions to consider

From potential use of the site, environmental considerations, transport and site access to previous consultations, we have compiled a list of questions for you to consider. 

Scroll down for more details, you can download a pdf copy below

Consultation dates

Wednesday 20th February,
between 3 pm and 7 pm
Thursday 21st February
between 3pm and 7pm
Brighouse Civic Hall, Bradford Road, Brighouse, HD6 1RW

Consultation closes on 8th March – 

Proposed use of the site

The proposed uses for the site

The first question to consider is the potential use for the site and the benefit to the local community. 

The best use for the site?

Can you think of other uses that would be of greater benefit to Clifton Village?

Is the proposal sustainable?

Sustainable development is at the heart of new planning requirements!

Is the proposal economically viable?

Are you confident there is demand for the type of development proposed?

Environmental concerns

Noise pollution

Will operating hours restrictions be required, including for commercial vehicles delivering/collecting goods? (if distribution / manufacturing use planned)

Air pollution

Will the proposals reduce or increase air pollution?

Light pollution

How will the site be lit, to ensure no light pollution for residents who surround the site?

Surface water / flood risk

The loss of greenfield to development with extensive areas of buildings and hardstandings could increase risk of flooding, how will this be mitigated?

Wildlife habitat

How will site development support wildlife?

Ground stability

Is the site stable to accommodate development, including having regards to previous underground mine workings?


Is there any archaeology to preserve?

Transport and site access

Wakefield Road access

Wakefield Road junction

Is a traffic light (signalled) junction logical and sensible?

Traffic flow to / from M62

Will this slow or improve traffic into and through Brighouse and to and from the M62?

Clifton Common access

Road access/shortcut into Clifton

If the site includes a through road to Clifton, what measures will there be to prevent the site becoming a 'rat-run' into Clifton?

Car-parking on Clifton Common

Is loss of car-parking an issue?

The proposals include a new ‘right turn’ traffic island into the site, this will require double yellow lines along the entrance to the new site, prohibiting roadside parking for residents.

General access / transport points

Congestion and air pollution

Du you believe the site access proposals will reduce or increase congestion and air pollution?

Impact on local road network

What impacts will the proposal have on the local road network?

Brighouse Railway Station - access

How easy will it be to walk to the site from Brighouse Railway Station? (Think about the walk from the railway station to all the site). What could the developers do to encourage this?

Sustainable travel to work

How will the development encourage sustainable travel to work (walk/cycling/bus)?

Did you contribute to previous consultations?

If you contributed to previous consultations

If you contributed to previous consultations, are you confident the proposals considered your previous comments?