Have your say and help to shape future of borough

CALDERDALE Council is urging people to get involved in shaping the future of the borough.

Between now and December 14, people are being asked to share their views on what new homes, jobs and services are needed in Calderdale in the future.

The views submitted will help to shape the Calderdale Local Plan, which sets out where the land for new homes and new jobs will be located and what other facilities, such as schools and roads, are required over the next 20 years.

The council is gathering views on the draft plan to help put together a final document, which will be submitted to the Secretary of State for examination next year.

A council spokesperson said: “The draft local plan is long and detailed, but there are sessions planned to help you have your say on what it means for your community.”

Calderdale Council has arranged a series of drop-in sessions where people can talk to planning officers.

These include the following dates in the upper Calder Valley in the coming weeks:

l Tuesday November 20, Todmorden Town Hall, 4.30pm

l Thursday November 22, Ted Hughes Theatre, Mytholmroyd, 5pm

l Tuesday December 4, Hebden Bridge Town Hall, 5pm

For more information, call 01422 392206 or visit the council’s website, www.calderdale.gov.uk.