Cromwell Bottom

Cromwell Bottom is a Local Nature Reserve owned by Calderdale Council along the banks of the River Calder between Elland and Brighouse.

Running at Cromwell Bottom

The Reserve covers around 25 hectares and is home to a rich variety of wildlife and habitats, many not found anywhere else in Calderdale. The area is popular with visitors who enjoy its quiet nature, but facilities are limited.

The area next to the Nature Reserve known as North Bank Loop is a newly restored former landfill site of around 14 hectares, which could offer potential for development in the future.

This summer we have been asking for people’s views.

Bluebells in woods

We have held a number of consultation events over the summer and over 1800 completed survey questionnaires have been returned.

You can read the Cromwell Bottom consultation report [PDF file 380KB]|PDF file

We are now considering the results of the survey, which will help in the development future plans for Cromwell Bottom. We will undertake further public consultation once a master plan for the site has been compiled and options considered by Council Cabinet Members.

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Last Updated: 04/07/2016