West Halifax Improved Streets for People Round 2

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West Halifax- Improved Streets for People

We are asking for feedback on the latest plans which have been changed following public feedback. Please take our survey by clicking HERE or the survey button below.


Calderdale Council in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, are working together to deliver improvements to walking in West Halifax which aim to benefit residents, businesses and visitors alike.

Making trips on foot, bicycle, scooter or bus, rather than by car, helps improve health and the environment. When we travel in these ways, we lower pollution related to both breathing problems and climate change and improve our health.

The Transforming Cities Fund (TCF) programme is focused on connecting people in the communities of greatest economic need with job and training opportunities through accessible, attractive and cleaner transport. This will, in turn, help boost productivity, living standards and air quality, helping to create happier healthier communities for the future.

This work is more important than ever, not only as we look to address the health and economic challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, but also in helping us achieve our aim of becoming a net zero carbon economy by 2038.

We need to reduce car trips by 21% and increase cycling trips by 2000%, walking trips by 78%, bus trips by 39% and rail trips by 53% if we are to achieve our ambitious net zero targets in this time frame.

Providing an accessible, attractive and cleaner alternative to car journeys is at the heart of the Leeds City Region TCF programme of transport infrastructure investment secured as part of the West Yorkshire devolution deal. It is being delivered by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority in partnership with Calderdale Council) and will be funded through the Department for Transport (DfT) plus local match funding.


Changes since Spring 2021

We asked for your views on outline plans in Spring 2021 and we have used feedback from the consultation to make many changes to the proposals.

Please refer to the FAQs: What's happened so far- to view these changes.

To see further changes, please see the individual zone information presented.

Elements of the project are also funded by investment from the Local Transport Plan.

Your feedback will help us understand what you want for the future of West Halifax.

Improving West Halifax

Through this project, we want to: 

  • Improve health, through increased walking and improved sense of safety

  • Improve local businesses, through increased footfall

  • Increase opportunities, through better bus and walking connections to Halifax town centre and employment, study and onward travel opportunities

  • Reduce pollution and carbon emissions associated with transport, helping to address climate change

  • Improve bus reliability and facilities on key routes

  • Improve road safety for people within scheme area, especially vulnerable people

  • Improve streetscapes and public realm in Park Ward to encourage more active and sociable lifestyles

What we have done so far

In September 2020, Calderdale Council conducted a public survey with residents of West Halifax to find out how people felt about getting around the streets in their area. Inconsiderate driving was the biggest problem named for the area and 70% of people who answered the survey said other major problems include:

  • Speeding and anti-social driving

  • Inconsiderate parking, including on pavements

  • People also said they felt unsafe, especially after dark

The top suggestions for improvements that residents wanted to see in 2020 were:

  • Cleaner streets, including general maintenance, cleaning, and clearing footpaths

  • More and better crossings

  • Preventing pavement parking

  • Better street lighting

  • More benches and places to rest

In March 2021, as part of public consultation, we shared plans with ideas for addressing these concerns and improvements. We asked for your views on these plans and proposals. The results of the feedback are available in the consultation outcome report.

325 residents and business owners responded to the online survey, with more involved in workshops and discussions. That feedback, along with more study of traffic movement and parking, has led to the current proposals.

The current proposals

The proposals are presented in fourzones’ which are featured in the map below. For each zone you will find information including plans and pictures to help you understand the new proposals and key changes since March 2021. The zones we are consulting on are:

Zone 1: Gibbet Street and Hanson Lane from Town to Queen’s Road
Zone 2: Queen’s Road from Pellon Lane to King Cross
Zone 3: Parkinson Lane from Queen’s Road to King Cross
Zone 4: Beech Hill Estate

Please see each zone proposal in the supporting documents

Have your say

Between 4 November and 19 December 2021, we are asking for your feedback on the proposals. Your views are important, so please tell us what you think.

Step 1: Have a look at the information for each zone by clicking the links in the zone descriptions above (opens in a new tab) or by opening the relevant documents at the top of this web page.

Step 2: Tell us what you think by completing the survey. You can choose to answer questions on all zones or choose the zones you are most interested in, and you can respond to the survey anonymously.

Next Steps

After the public consultation is closed on Sunday 19 December 2021, all feedback will be analysed and considered as we develop the final designs.

When the proposals are finalised and approved, a contractor will be appointed and we expect construction to start around the winter of 2022/2023.

Contact us


To give your feedback on the proposals, please take part in the consultation survey via the link above. If you have any questions, you can get in touch with us via:

Our Q&A tool (below): Submit your questions and we will get back to you

Telephone:  0113 245 7676 (Metroline)

Post:  Freepost CONSULTATION TEAM (WYCA)

*Please note that, due to the COVID-19 situation, the majority of staff are working from home and therefore there will be significant delays in receiving any postal contributions. It is strongly recommended that you contact us via email if possible.

For more information on the project visit Calderdale Council’s ‘Calderdale Next Chapter’ website by clicking this link(External link) (opens in a new tab).

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

Facebook: Search Calderdale Next Chapter

West Halifax- Improved Streets for People

We are asking for feedback on the latest plans which have been changed following public feedback. Please take our survey by clicking HERE or the survey button below.


Calderdale Council in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, are working together to deliver improvements to walking in West Halifax which aim to benefit residents, businesses and visitors alike.

Making trips on foot, bicycle, scooter or bus, rather than by car, helps improve health and the environment. When we travel in these ways, we lower pollution related to both breathing problems and climate change and improve our health.

The Transforming Cities Fund (TCF) programme is focused on connecting people in the communities of greatest economic need with job and training opportunities through accessible, attractive and cleaner transport. This will, in turn, help boost productivity, living standards and air quality, helping to create happier healthier communities for the future.

This work is more important than ever, not only as we look to address the health and economic challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, but also in helping us achieve our aim of becoming a net zero carbon economy by 2038.

We need to reduce car trips by 21% and increase cycling trips by 2000%, walking trips by 78%, bus trips by 39% and rail trips by 53% if we are to achieve our ambitious net zero targets in this time frame.

Providing an accessible, attractive and cleaner alternative to car journeys is at the heart of the Leeds City Region TCF programme of transport infrastructure investment secured as part of the West Yorkshire devolution deal. It is being delivered by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority in partnership with Calderdale Council) and will be funded through the Department for Transport (DfT) plus local match funding.


Changes since Spring 2021

We asked for your views on outline plans in Spring 2021 and we have used feedback from the consultation to make many changes to the proposals.

Please refer to the FAQs: What's happened so far- to view these changes.

To see further changes, please see the individual zone information presented.

Elements of the project are also funded by investment from the Local Transport Plan.

Your feedback will help us understand what you want for the future of West Halifax.

Improving West Halifax

Through this project, we want to: 

  • Improve health, through increased walking and improved sense of safety

  • Improve local businesses, through increased footfall

  • Increase opportunities, through better bus and walking connections to Halifax town centre and employment, study and onward travel opportunities

  • Reduce pollution and carbon emissions associated with transport, helping to address climate change

  • Improve bus reliability and facilities on key routes

  • Improve road safety for people within scheme area, especially vulnerable people

  • Improve streetscapes and public realm in Park Ward to encourage more active and sociable lifestyles

What we have done so far

In September 2020, Calderdale Council conducted a public survey with residents of West Halifax to find out how people felt about getting around the streets in their area. Inconsiderate driving was the biggest problem named for the area and 70% of people who answered the survey said other major problems include:

  • Speeding and anti-social driving

  • Inconsiderate parking, including on pavements

  • People also said they felt unsafe, especially after dark

The top suggestions for improvements that residents wanted to see in 2020 were:

  • Cleaner streets, including general maintenance, cleaning, and clearing footpaths

  • More and better crossings

  • Preventing pavement parking

  • Better street lighting

  • More benches and places to rest

In March 2021, as part of public consultation, we shared plans with ideas for addressing these concerns and improvements. We asked for your views on these plans and proposals. The results of the feedback are available in the consultation outcome report.

325 residents and business owners responded to the online survey, with more involved in workshops and discussions. That feedback, along with more study of traffic movement and parking, has led to the current proposals.

The current proposals

The proposals are presented in fourzones’ which are featured in the map below. For each zone you will find information including plans and pictures to help you understand the new proposals and key changes since March 2021. The zones we are consulting on are:

Zone 1: Gibbet Street and Hanson Lane from Town to Queen’s Road
Zone 2: Queen’s Road from Pellon Lane to King Cross
Zone 3: Parkinson Lane from Queen’s Road to King Cross
Zone 4: Beech Hill Estate

Please see each zone proposal in the supporting documents

Have your say

Between 4 November and 19 December 2021, we are asking for your feedback on the proposals. Your views are important, so please tell us what you think.

Step 1: Have a look at the information for each zone by clicking the links in the zone descriptions above (opens in a new tab) or by opening the relevant documents at the top of this web page.

Step 2: Tell us what you think by completing the survey. You can choose to answer questions on all zones or choose the zones you are most interested in, and you can respond to the survey anonymously.

Next Steps

After the public consultation is closed on Sunday 19 December 2021, all feedback will be analysed and considered as we develop the final designs.

When the proposals are finalised and approved, a contractor will be appointed and we expect construction to start around the winter of 2022/2023.

Contact us


To give your feedback on the proposals, please take part in the consultation survey via the link above. If you have any questions, you can get in touch with us via:

Our Q&A tool (below): Submit your questions and we will get back to you

Telephone:  0113 245 7676 (Metroline)

Post:  Freepost CONSULTATION TEAM (WYCA)

*Please note that, due to the COVID-19 situation, the majority of staff are working from home and therefore there will be significant delays in receiving any postal contributions. It is strongly recommended that you contact us via email if possible.

For more information on the project visit Calderdale Council’s ‘Calderdale Next Chapter’ website by clicking this link(External link) (opens in a new tab).

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

Facebook: Search Calderdale Next Chapter

Page last updated: 25 November 2021, 11:16