Last night’s special meeting of Calderdale MBC Planning Committee saw the refusal of permission for the proposed redevelopment of Garden Street car park in Hebden Bridge. Despite a clear-cut recommendation by planning officers, the committee voted five to two in favour of rejecting the scheme at an unusually well attended meeting in Halifax.
You may not know it but there is a linear park in Calderdale and its been there for a very long time. You have probably walked through it. You may have cycled along it, boated along it, crossed over it, even fished at the side of it. Its name is the Rochdale Canal.
After much careful consideration and consultation with many other public bodies, planning officers from Calderdale MBC have recommended that the outline planning application for the controversial scheme to redevelop Garden Street car park in Hebden Bridge be accepted. The application made by Hebden Royd Development LLP, is for a scheme which aims to dramatically improve the provision of available car parking in Hebden Bridge, whilst also creating new homes, retail units and offices.
There will be something for everyone to enjoy at this years brand new Incredible Edible Harvest Festival on Sunday, September 28th. Organised by local community group Incredible Edible Todmorden, this new harvest festival hopes to complement the traditional festival held annually at Todmorden Town Hall, and will be one of the first events to grace the newly refurbished Unitarian Church in Todmorden.
Johnston Press, the publisher’s of several of Calderdale’s local newspaper titles has recently been in the news. In his article in The Guardian on August 18th 2008, Roy Greenslade informs us that National Union of Journalists (NUJ) representatives from their main publishing centres have unanimously backed a motion of no confidence in the company’s senior management.
UPDATE: The Environment Agency has now withdrawn the flood warnings for much of West Yorkshire, stating that the worst of the weather has now passed. On Friday, eight warnings were issued by the agency, and only one remains for the River Calder near Dewsbury.
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