Local Plan

Calderdale Local Plan

The Calderdale Local Plan will be the new development plan for Calderdale, and upon adoption will supersede the Replacement Calderdale Unitary development plan 2006 (RCUDP). Until the Calderdale Local Plan has completely replaced the RCUDP - not likely to occur until at least 2017 - planning decisions will be based upon the RCUDP  and the NPPF (National Planning Policy Framework|External link).

The Council has decided to progress the Calderdale Local Plan in the form of a single document. This single plan will combine the functions of the previously proposed Core Strategy and Land Allocations and Designation Plan development plan documents.

Local Plan Consultations

See Site submissions for further details on the following:-

"Call for Sites" A further push for small brown field sites capable of taking 5 of more dwellings

"Local Green Space" A request for communities and others to put forward potential Local Green Space for designations within the Local Plan

  Local Plan consultations|External link.

Neighbourhood Development Plans

Other documents within the Local Plan include:


The Council occasionally issues guidance which can assist developers in formulating planning applications and decision takers in arriving at their decisions. These guidance notes do not set policy nor form part of the Local Plan. Whilst they can help in making decisions they should not be cited within reasons for refusal or for granting permission.

 Any queries should be directed to the Spatial Planning Team.

Last Updated: 17/06/2015