The second stage of Calderdale’s Local Plan Examination completed on Friday 4th December 2020.  The Planning Inspector, Katie Childs, informed Calderdale Council that a further round of consultations, and Stage Three hearings, would be required before she could reach a conclusion and make a decision on their Local Plan.

Your Fourm was well represented at the hearings, Nick Pleasant and Nick Lee from NJL Consulting and Mike Hibbert from TTHC provided expert technical representation, with legal support from our Counsel, Anthony Gill.

The first stage hearings concluded 5th July 2019 without the plan being found sound and legally compliant – a situation that still continues.

The next round of consultations will be an opportunity to comment on all the documents released by the Council after the plan submission date, together with further evidence the Inspector has requested on transport/infrastructure and housing delivery – further views will be invited on the air quality evidence.

We will provide details on the next consultation, including how you can participate, in due course.