Calderdale has a wealth of features and architecture worthy of being conserved and enhanced for the future. You can find out more in the following sections:
If an archaeological site is considered to be of national importance, then it can be scheduled. This gives the site legal protection and it is placed on the Register of scheduled sites.
Most sites are added to the register by Historic England, but you can also nominate a site that you believe should be included.
For full details of scheduling, how to nominate a site and to see sites already included on the list, visit: Historic England: Scheduled monuments .
If you need to carry out work to scheduled monuments, you will also need to contact Historic England .
Note: It is against the law to:
- damage a scheduled monument by carrying out works without consent;
- cause reckless or deliberate damage;
- use a metal detector or remove an object found within a scheduled monument, without a licence from Historic England .
All local planning authorities must designate Conservation areas. These are villages, neighbourhoods or parts of towns that have a special character to be safeguarded and enhanced.
A number of special controls and requirements apply in conservation areas, in order to protect their character. This does not mean that there will be no new developments or alterations to existing buildings. It is recognised that places must be able to adapt to the demands of present day life! However, the Council has a duty to ensure that any change increases the attractiveness of these areas, or does no harm to their special qualities.
If you want to make alterations to a property, demolish a building or fell a tree in a Conservation area, see: Do I need planning permission and will I get it?
Conservation areas in Calderdale
- Akroydon [PDF 839KB]: appraisal date 15 December 1976;
- Copley [PDF 1052KB]: appraisal date 18th October 1983;
- Elland [PDF 2368KB]: appraisal date 25th February 1992, extended 25th October 2010;
- Halifax Town Centre [PDF 984KB]: appraisal date 23rd October 1974, extended 21st January 1981;
- Hebden Bridge [PDF 3296KB]: appraisal date 27th July 1973, extended 25th November 1986, 25th February 1992, and 4th April 2011;
- Heptonstall [PDF 831KB]: appraisal date 7th January 1971;
- Huddersfield Road East [PDF 966KB], Halifax: appraisal date 24th October 2005;
- Luddenden [PDF 3538KB]: appraisal date 26th February 1973;
- Lumbutts and Mankinholes [PDF 531KB]: appraisal date 3rd December 1980, extended 10th March 2008;
- Mill Bank and Cottonstones [PDF 822KB]: appraisal date 23rd June 1976;
- Mytholmroyd [PDF 617KB]: appraisal date 2nd July 2001;
- Northowram Village [PDF 8705KB]: appraisal date 10th January 2011;
- People's Park [PDF 877KB]: appraisal date 23rd September 1981;
- Ripponden [PDF 928KB]: appraisal date 10th March 1972;
- Savile Park [PDF 2643KB]: appraisal date 24th October 2005;
- Skircoat Green [PDF 1629KB]: appraisal date 24th October 2005;
- Sowerby Bridge [PDF 1012KB]: appraisal date 5th June 1984;
- Stainland [PDF 801KB]: appraisal date 30th November 1982;
- Todmorden [PDF 946KB]: appraisal date 1st March 1974, extended 11th April 1985 and 10th March 2008;
- Warley [PDF 1058KB]: appraisal date 20th October 1976.
Controls in conservation areas
There are a number of special controls and requirements that apply to conservation areas to protect their character, including:
- consent for demolishing buildings and other structures;
- new developments must be well designed, including using traditional natural materials;
- new buildings, extensions and alterations must preserve or enhance the character of the conservation area;
- the Council must be notified six weeks before you want to fell or prune a tree(s), see: Trees and hedges ;
- planning applications are needed for some types of development that you may not need elsewhere, such as:
- larger house or industrial extensions;
- dormer windows;
- cladding external walls of a house;
- satellite dishes facing a highway;
- illuminated advertisements.
To find out if you need planning permission, see: Do I need planning permission and will I get it?
Historic parks and gardens
A park or garden is included in the register if it is assessed by Historic England to be of special historical interest. This includes the age of its main layout and features, its rarity as an example of historic landscape design and the quality of the landscaping. Find out more by visiting: Registered parks and gardens .
If you feel a park or garden should be included in the register, nominate it by visiting: How to get historic buildings or sites protected through listing .
Calderdale registered parks and gardens
|Site||Historic England reference number||Grid reference||Grade||Date registered|
|The People's Park||GD 1540||SE 0823||II*||1 December 1984|
|Shibden Hall||GD 3293||SE 1025||II||27 June 2000|
|West View Park||PG 3328||SE 0624||II||7 March 2001|
|Shroggs Park||GD 3381||SE 0826||II||4 October 2001|
|Lister Lane Cemetery||GD 3530||SE 085 252||II||18 March 2003|
|Stoney Royd Cemetery||GD 3564||SE 100 244||II||26 January|
A building is listed if it is considered to be of special architectural or historic interest. This does not mean that it is necessarily attractive! A building can also cover bridges, milestones, sundials, etc.
All buildings that are listed are on the National Heritage List for England (NHLE) . This list states which grade of listing, plus a description of the exterior and where applicable, internal features that led to the building being listed.
Note: All buildings and structures at an address are considered listed, unless otherwise stated.
For full details of listings and what it means, visit: Historic England: listing .
If you are considering a barn conversion, Historic England have published 'A Guide to Good Practice' that covers all styles of barn, visit: The conversion of traditional farm buildings .
How to nominate a building for listing (spot listing)
You can nominate a building or site for listing. For details, visit: How to get historic buildings or sites protected through listing .
You will be asked for as much detail as possible, as to why you feel the building or site should be listed. This includes photographs, address or location, ownership, historical evidence and any current planning applications.
How does it affect my building?
If your building is listed, you will need listed building consent before doing work that affects the external / internal character of the building. Before you do any work, contact Planning services . They will confirm if the work is going to affect the character or not and whether you will need consent.
To apply for listed building consent, see: Listed buildings .
You may also be eligible for a grant towards the cost of repairing a listed building. For more information, visit: Historic England .
- Conservation Strategy: Aims, Objectives and Priorities [PDF 86KB] ;
- Conservation Strategy Action Plan [PDF 136KB] .
For more information, contact Planning Services by phone: 01422 392237.