Evidence base

The Evidence base informs the preparation of the Local plan. It provides robust evidence of the development needs, pressures and issues within the Borough.

It will be submitted for examination, alongside the published version of the Local plan.

This is an overview of the evidence base:

  • Employment

    Studies looking into the need for new employment sites and if existing sites are suitable now and in the future.

  • Environment

    Reviews of green belt, habitats, landscape character, energy developments, flood risk and waste.

  • Homes

    Brownfield Land Register, The Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) and Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA). Also self-build/custom house build and gypsy/traveller communities.

  • Infrastructure

    Assessment of the infrastructure in Calderdale, including: roads, schools, open spaces and utilities provision. Also, the Leeds City Region Green Infrastructure Strategy.

  • Open space

    Covering: open space, sport/recreation strategy and action plan and local green space designation.

  • Overall planning matters

    Includes: Spatial atlas, Sustainability appraisal and the Settlement hierarchy.

  • Town centres

    Looking at retail in Calderdale's town centres. Provides analysis of existing retail and leisure facilities and how future proposals, economic and environmental issues will affect them.

  • Transport

    Assessment of the transport infrastructure and how future development could impact on it.


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