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Consultation has concluded


This consultation has now closed. Thank you for taking part. We have analysed your responses. You can read a summary of the key findings here. You can also read the full outcome report here.


In July 2021, we asked for your feedback on plans to make it easier to travel through towns and villages on the A629, specifically between Orange Street roundabout and Ogden. 

Calderdale Council, in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, developed this project to reduce journey times for everyone who travels along this route, and to make walking and cycling easier and safer. 

Your responses have helped to shape changes to the proposals and you can read about how we’ve responded in the You Said, We Did reportWe've made some changes based on your feedback:

  • A new pedestrian crossing on Keighley Road near the junction with Keighley Drive 

  • An updated proposal for cycle and pedestrian improvements on Old Lane

Now, we’d like to hear your thoughts on these updated proposals. Please take a look at the plans and let us know what you think.

The consultation is open from 7 November to 12 December. 



Why are we doing this? 

We hope that this scheme will:

  • Make it easier and safer to travel by more sustainable transport, such as taking the bus, walking or cycling 

  • Connect communities along the A629 and provide better access to jobs, education and leisure opportunities 


What are we proposing? 

Overall, our proposals include: 

  • Whitehill Road becoming one way (westbound) 

  • New pedestrian crossings 

  • Bus priority signals along the A629 

  • Improvements for cyclists and pedestrians on Old Lane, including speed humps and improved lighting 

  • Upgrades to signs, lighting, CCTV and paths leading to the Orange Street roundabout 

Component A: Orange Street Roundabout Pedestrian Improvements (click here to view the map)
We are proposing: 

  • Upgrades to signs, lighting, CCTV and paths on the western side of Orange Street roundabout 

These proposals will complement other plans to improve the same roundabout through the TCF (Transforming Cities Fund) North Halifax Improved Streets for People scheme. This project also involves plans to work with community arts groups to paint and decorate the existing underpass.

Component B: Old Lane Cycle and Pedestrian Improvements (click here to view the map)

In the first round of consultation we asked you about options to improve cycling along Old Lane or through the valley floor. There were mixed views on these options. Since then, we carried out further design feasibility work and ground investigation surveysThis showed us that there were new risks with the valley floor option, which led it fall out of the project scope for timescales and funding. So, the option for a cycle path on the valley floor land is no longer being considered. 

Now, focusing on the alternative option also previously consulted on, we are proposing: 

  • Speed calming measures (speed humps) along the length of Old Lane 

  • Road and pavement resurfacing 

  • Lighting improvements to increase safety for pedestrians and cyclists 


Component C: Keighley Road / Nursery Lane Pedestrian Improvements (click here to view the maps: Ovenden Road / Keighley Road)

We are proposing: 

  • To upgrade the pedestrian island crossing on Ovenden Road to a zebra crossing

  • A new pedestrian crossing at the Keighley Road and Nursery Lane junction, with widened footpaths and tactile paving

The new pedestrian crossing at the Keighley Road and Nursery Lane will require the existing bus stop to be moved slightly north.


Component D: New Pedestrian Crossing on Keighley Road (click here to view the map)

In the previous consultation, you told us you would like to see improvements to crossings for pedestrians on Keighley Road near Illingworth Sports and Social Club (including Crossley Juniors AFC).

Now, we are proposing: 

  • A new pedestrian crossing on Keighley Road near the junction with Keighley Drive 


Component EWrigley Hill Junction Improvements (click here to view the map)

We are proposing: 

  • Whitehill Road becoming one-way only westbound 

  • A new pedestrian crossing at the western end of Whitehill Road, with widened footpaths and tactile paving 

  • A vehicle activated speed sign on the A629 north of the junction

Traffic that formerly used Whitehill Road can use Illingworth Road, Natty Lane and Shay Lane as alternatives.

Component F: Bus Priority Improvements (click here to view the map)

We are proposing: 

  • Bus priority signals at junctions: A629 / Ovenden Way, A629 / Shroggs Road, and Cross Hills / North Bridge 

Bus priority signals are improvements to technology at junctions which allows for buses to have priority, and this makes bus journeys more efficient. These measures will improve journey times for everyone, including buses.


Get involved 

Step 1: Have look at the plans to find out more about the proposals. 

Step 2: When you’re ready, tell us what you think by completing the survey. 

Your feedback will help to shape the final project plans. 

We are hosting free online Zoom webinars to give you an opportunity to learn more about the plans and ask the project team any questions. Sign up through the links below: 


Join a drop-in event 

Come and see us in person, where you’ll be able to take a closer look at the plans and discuss them with the project team. Paper surveys will be available for you to complete or take home and submit via our freepost address. We weren't able to host in-person events during the last consultation, due to restrictions during the Covid-19 pandemic. We’re therefore keen to hear from anyone who didn’t have a chance to engage last time. 

  • Tuesday 14 November 3-6pm at Orange Box 
  • Monday 27 November 12-5pm at Dean Clough (D Mill Room D211, near Crossley Gallery)

Contact us and accessibility 

If you would like to contact us or request information in an alternative format you can: 


Next steps 

Your feedback is important, and the outcomes of this consultation will be used to shape and inform the scheme.  

This consultation will close at 11:59pm on Tuesday 12 December. 

If you’d like to know the outcome of the consultation please register to Your Voice and click 'Subscribe' on this project page.

To be kept updated on this scheme as it progresses beyond the consultation and outcome report, visit Calderdale Next Chapter. 

For social media updates on this project and other schemes being delivered by Calderdale Council, follow us on: 

X: @CalderdaleNC @Calderdale
Facebook: Search Calderdale Next Chapter


This consultation has now closed. Thank you for taking part. We have analysed your responses. You can read a summary of the key findings here. You can also read the full outcome report here.


In July 2021, we asked for your feedback on plans to make it easier to travel through towns and villages on the A629, specifically between Orange Street roundabout and Ogden. 

Calderdale Council, in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, developed this project to reduce journey times for everyone who travels along this route, and to make walking and cycling easier and safer. 

Your responses have helped to shape changes to the proposals and you can read about how we’ve responded in the You Said, We Did reportWe've made some changes based on your feedback:

  • A new pedestrian crossing on Keighley Road near the junction with Keighley Drive 

  • An updated proposal for cycle and pedestrian improvements on Old Lane

Now, we’d like to hear your thoughts on these updated proposals. Please take a look at the plans and let us know what you think.

The consultation is open from 7 November to 12 December. 



Why are we doing this? 

We hope that this scheme will:

  • Make it easier and safer to travel by more sustainable transport, such as taking the bus, walking or cycling 

  • Connect communities along the A629 and provide better access to jobs, education and leisure opportunities 


What are we proposing? 

Overall, our proposals include: 

  • Whitehill Road becoming one way (westbound) 

  • New pedestrian crossings 

  • Bus priority signals along the A629 

  • Improvements for cyclists and pedestrians on Old Lane, including speed humps and improved lighting 

  • Upgrades to signs, lighting, CCTV and paths leading to the Orange Street roundabout 

Component A: Orange Street Roundabout Pedestrian Improvements (click here to view the map)
We are proposing: 

  • Upgrades to signs, lighting, CCTV and paths on the western side of Orange Street roundabout 

These proposals will complement other plans to improve the same roundabout through the TCF (Transforming Cities Fund) North Halifax Improved Streets for People scheme. This project also involves plans to work with community arts groups to paint and decorate the existing underpass.

Component B: Old Lane Cycle and Pedestrian Improvements (click here to view the map)

In the first round of consultation we asked you about options to improve cycling along Old Lane or through the valley floor. There were mixed views on these options. Since then, we carried out further design feasibility work and ground investigation surveysThis showed us that there were new risks with the valley floor option, which led it fall out of the project scope for timescales and funding. So, the option for a cycle path on the valley floor land is no longer being considered. 

Now, focusing on the alternative option also previously consulted on, we are proposing: 

  • Speed calming measures (speed humps) along the length of Old Lane 

  • Road and pavement resurfacing 

  • Lighting improvements to increase safety for pedestrians and cyclists 


Component C: Keighley Road / Nursery Lane Pedestrian Improvements (click here to view the maps: Ovenden Road / Keighley Road)

We are proposing: 

  • To upgrade the pedestrian island crossing on Ovenden Road to a zebra crossing

  • A new pedestrian crossing at the Keighley Road and Nursery Lane junction, with widened footpaths and tactile paving

The new pedestrian crossing at the Keighley Road and Nursery Lane will require the existing bus stop to be moved slightly north.


Component D: New Pedestrian Crossing on Keighley Road (click here to view the map)

In the previous consultation, you told us you would like to see improvements to crossings for pedestrians on Keighley Road near Illingworth Sports and Social Club (including Crossley Juniors AFC).

Now, we are proposing: 

  • A new pedestrian crossing on Keighley Road near the junction with Keighley Drive 


Component EWrigley Hill Junction Improvements (click here to view the map)

We are proposing: 

  • Whitehill Road becoming one-way only westbound 

  • A new pedestrian crossing at the western end of Whitehill Road, with widened footpaths and tactile paving 

  • A vehicle activated speed sign on the A629 north of the junction

Traffic that formerly used Whitehill Road can use Illingworth Road, Natty Lane and Shay Lane as alternatives.

Component F: Bus Priority Improvements (click here to view the map)

We are proposing: 

  • Bus priority signals at junctions: A629 / Ovenden Way, A629 / Shroggs Road, and Cross Hills / North Bridge 

Bus priority signals are improvements to technology at junctions which allows for buses to have priority, and this makes bus journeys more efficient. These measures will improve journey times for everyone, including buses.


Get involved 

Step 1: Have look at the plans to find out more about the proposals. 

Step 2: When you’re ready, tell us what you think by completing the survey. 

Your feedback will help to shape the final project plans. 

We are hosting free online Zoom webinars to give you an opportunity to learn more about the plans and ask the project team any questions. Sign up through the links below: 


Join a drop-in event 

Come and see us in person, where you’ll be able to take a closer look at the plans and discuss them with the project team. Paper surveys will be available for you to complete or take home and submit via our freepost address. We weren't able to host in-person events during the last consultation, due to restrictions during the Covid-19 pandemic. We’re therefore keen to hear from anyone who didn’t have a chance to engage last time. 

  • Tuesday 14 November 3-6pm at Orange Box 
  • Monday 27 November 12-5pm at Dean Clough (D Mill Room D211, near Crossley Gallery)

Contact us and accessibility 

If you would like to contact us or request information in an alternative format you can: 


Next steps 

Your feedback is important, and the outcomes of this consultation will be used to shape and inform the scheme.  

This consultation will close at 11:59pm on Tuesday 12 December. 

If you’d like to know the outcome of the consultation please register to Your Voice and click 'Subscribe' on this project page.

To be kept updated on this scheme as it progresses beyond the consultation and outcome report, visit Calderdale Next Chapter. 

For social media updates on this project and other schemes being delivered by Calderdale Council, follow us on: 

X: @CalderdaleNC @Calderdale
Facebook: Search Calderdale Next Chapter

Consultation has concluded

Ask us a question, and the project team will get back to you. 

Please note, if you are logged in to Your Voice, your username will be displayed when you ask a question.

  • Share How do you propose to slow down the one way traffic on Whitehall road? Motorists use this road at high speed, presently, this is prior to it becoming one way. I want a one way system, but not to the detriment of children and animals lives. on Facebook Share How do you propose to slow down the one way traffic on Whitehall road? Motorists use this road at high speed, presently, this is prior to it becoming one way. I want a one way system, but not to the detriment of children and animals lives. on Twitter Share How do you propose to slow down the one way traffic on Whitehall road? Motorists use this road at high speed, presently, this is prior to it becoming one way. I want a one way system, but not to the detriment of children and animals lives. on Linkedin Email How do you propose to slow down the one way traffic on Whitehall road? Motorists use this road at high speed, presently, this is prior to it becoming one way. I want a one way system, but not to the detriment of children and animals lives. link

    How do you propose to slow down the one way traffic on Whitehall road? Motorists use this road at high speed, presently, this is prior to it becoming one way. I want a one way system, but not to the detriment of children and animals lives.

    Angela Garvey asked 7 months ago
    Thank you for your feedback, all comments will be analysed as part of the consultation. 

    The scheme is currently proposing the installation of a new pedestrian crossing for Whitehill Road at the junction with Keighley Road which will provide a dedicated crossing point for pedestrians in this area. The existing speed limit would remain in place under these proposals and be subject to the usual monitoring and enforcement. All transport schemes implemented are subject to pre-agreed monitoring and evaluation measures after delivery, to assess their effectiveness and further measures may be proposed if believed to be necessary on review.

    Additional information on how speed limits are set by the Highway Authority in accordance with the Department for Transport (DfT) is available here: https://new.calderdale.gov.uk/streets-and-transport/road-safety/what-you-asked.

    If you want to make a specific representation to the Council for a change to speed limits in your area, this can also be done via: https://new.calderdale.gov.uk/streets-and-transport/transport-initiatives/minor-traffic-and-parking-improvement-scheme.
  • Share Why are you proposing to install speed humps on Old Lane? At the northehn end of Old Lane there is a chicane, formed by the old railway bridge, which slows traffic. Then the road narrows at 412 Old lane, and is further obstructed by residential car parking. The road then narrows again as cars / wagons are parked outside the various industrial companies. After the junction with Mill Lane the road narrows to a single track. Do the persons who conjure up these fanciful ideas ever visit the area, or is their only reference obtained via Google Maps. The whole idea seems to be an exercise in how to waste valueable money and resources. on Facebook Share Why are you proposing to install speed humps on Old Lane? At the northehn end of Old Lane there is a chicane, formed by the old railway bridge, which slows traffic. Then the road narrows at 412 Old lane, and is further obstructed by residential car parking. The road then narrows again as cars / wagons are parked outside the various industrial companies. After the junction with Mill Lane the road narrows to a single track. Do the persons who conjure up these fanciful ideas ever visit the area, or is their only reference obtained via Google Maps. The whole idea seems to be an exercise in how to waste valueable money and resources. on Twitter Share Why are you proposing to install speed humps on Old Lane? At the northehn end of Old Lane there is a chicane, formed by the old railway bridge, which slows traffic. Then the road narrows at 412 Old lane, and is further obstructed by residential car parking. The road then narrows again as cars / wagons are parked outside the various industrial companies. After the junction with Mill Lane the road narrows to a single track. Do the persons who conjure up these fanciful ideas ever visit the area, or is their only reference obtained via Google Maps. The whole idea seems to be an exercise in how to waste valueable money and resources. on Linkedin Email Why are you proposing to install speed humps on Old Lane? At the northehn end of Old Lane there is a chicane, formed by the old railway bridge, which slows traffic. Then the road narrows at 412 Old lane, and is further obstructed by residential car parking. The road then narrows again as cars / wagons are parked outside the various industrial companies. After the junction with Mill Lane the road narrows to a single track. Do the persons who conjure up these fanciful ideas ever visit the area, or is their only reference obtained via Google Maps. The whole idea seems to be an exercise in how to waste valueable money and resources. link

    Why are you proposing to install speed humps on Old Lane? At the northehn end of Old Lane there is a chicane, formed by the old railway bridge, which slows traffic. Then the road narrows at 412 Old lane, and is further obstructed by residential car parking. The road then narrows again as cars / wagons are parked outside the various industrial companies. After the junction with Mill Lane the road narrows to a single track. Do the persons who conjure up these fanciful ideas ever visit the area, or is their only reference obtained via Google Maps. The whole idea seems to be an exercise in how to waste valueable money and resources.

    Ian Innes asked 7 months ago

    Thank you for your feedback, all comments will be analysed as part of the consultation. The current proposals reflect feedback received during the previous Public Consultation (summer 2021), engagement with relevant stakeholders including ward councillors, the local cycle forum and Active Travel England and available traffic data.

  • Share Have you thought of secure storage for cycles, in the town centre, as there is nowhere to leave your bike, some of which are really expensive, securely whilst in the town centre?? on Facebook Share Have you thought of secure storage for cycles, in the town centre, as there is nowhere to leave your bike, some of which are really expensive, securely whilst in the town centre?? on Twitter Share Have you thought of secure storage for cycles, in the town centre, as there is nowhere to leave your bike, some of which are really expensive, securely whilst in the town centre?? on Linkedin Email Have you thought of secure storage for cycles, in the town centre, as there is nowhere to leave your bike, some of which are really expensive, securely whilst in the town centre?? link

    Have you thought of secure storage for cycles, in the town centre, as there is nowhere to leave your bike, some of which are really expensive, securely whilst in the town centre??

    Kirly asked 7 months ago
    Thank you for your question. While providing additional cycle storage facilities are not within the scope of this individual project there are other active travel initiatives currently underway looking at increasing secure cycle storage provision across Calderdale including mobility hubs being developed at the rail stations in Todmorden, Mytholmroyd and Sowerby Bridge.

    A list of current cycle storage facilities available in Halifax is available via the Council's website here: https://dataworks.calderdale.gov.uk/dataset/2w7q3/cycle-storage.
  • Share Are you going to rebuild the wall next to the foot path on Old Lane, between the Atlas Garage and Mill Lane. A lot of it is ready to fall down or has already done so, making the foot path unsafe to use. on Facebook Share Are you going to rebuild the wall next to the foot path on Old Lane, between the Atlas Garage and Mill Lane. A lot of it is ready to fall down or has already done so, making the foot path unsafe to use. on Twitter Share Are you going to rebuild the wall next to the foot path on Old Lane, between the Atlas Garage and Mill Lane. A lot of it is ready to fall down or has already done so, making the foot path unsafe to use. on Linkedin Email Are you going to rebuild the wall next to the foot path on Old Lane, between the Atlas Garage and Mill Lane. A lot of it is ready to fall down or has already done so, making the foot path unsafe to use. link

    Are you going to rebuild the wall next to the foot path on Old Lane, between the Atlas Garage and Mill Lane. A lot of it is ready to fall down or has already done so, making the foot path unsafe to use.

    Alan Whitehead asked 7 months ago
    Any substantive structures works to the walls on Old Lane themselves are not proposed as part of the scheme, other than what is required for the proposed resurfacing of the footways in some areas.

    Given this project is still under development, if you have any more immediate concerns regarding highways wall on Old Lane or elsewhere, these can reported to: https://new.calderdale.gov.uk/streets-and-transport/roads-and-highways-maintenance/walls-structures-and-bridges

    The highway walls themselves are also in the process of being separately  assessed by the Council’s Highways & Engineering team in line with the above.
  • Share In component E it says on road parking will be stopped - is that on Whitehill Road, A629/Keighley Road or both? The on-road parking just north of the junction with Whitehill Road does cause traffic to slow down or stop to allow larger vehicles to pass, especially buses which can be held up here waiting for a gap to pass the parked cars. on Facebook Share In component E it says on road parking will be stopped - is that on Whitehill Road, A629/Keighley Road or both? The on-road parking just north of the junction with Whitehill Road does cause traffic to slow down or stop to allow larger vehicles to pass, especially buses which can be held up here waiting for a gap to pass the parked cars. on Twitter Share In component E it says on road parking will be stopped - is that on Whitehill Road, A629/Keighley Road or both? The on-road parking just north of the junction with Whitehill Road does cause traffic to slow down or stop to allow larger vehicles to pass, especially buses which can be held up here waiting for a gap to pass the parked cars. on Linkedin Email In component E it says on road parking will be stopped - is that on Whitehill Road, A629/Keighley Road or both? The on-road parking just north of the junction with Whitehill Road does cause traffic to slow down or stop to allow larger vehicles to pass, especially buses which can be held up here waiting for a gap to pass the parked cars. link

    In component E it says on road parking will be stopped - is that on Whitehill Road, A629/Keighley Road or both? The on-road parking just north of the junction with Whitehill Road does cause traffic to slow down or stop to allow larger vehicles to pass, especially buses which can be held up here waiting for a gap to pass the parked cars.

    Sarah G asked 8 months ago

    To clarify the proposals are to better enforce the existing parking restrictions in place at the Keighley Road/Whitehill Road junction. The current double yellow lines would be repainted in line with the proposed footway widening/resurfacing works for Whitehill Road. The existing disabled parking on Whitehill Road is to be retained under these proposals.