Housing Strategy and Priorities
The Housing Strategy 2012-2017 [PDF 11918KB] outlines the Council’s priorities and ambitions for new, existing and empty properties in the Borough. It looks at:
- the need to improve energy efficiency of existing homes;
- adaptations needed for existing homes;
- the needs of specific groups, such as families and older people.
The Housing Strategy is based on information gathered nationally and locally, and links to other strategic Council documents. These include the:
- Strategic housing market assessment [PDF 2653KB] (SHMA);
- Local Plan;
- Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA); and
- Market Position Statement .
Other housing related strategies include:
Housing work on many initiatives that support the Council’s vision to be 'the Best Borough in the North'. These include:
North Halifax Transformation Programme
Calderdale Council works with key partner Together Housing, to deliver investment to Mixenden, Illingworth and Ovenden. The programme will regenerate the area, creating new, quality places for people to live, work and play. This will include the construction of approximately 500 new homes on Council and Together Housing sites. The scheme will also include a large 'Extra Care' scheme, for older or disabled people. This will provide high quality housing to meet their care and support needs.
Beech Hill masterplan
Beech Hill lies on the edge of Halifax town centre. It is a place with many different land uses and occupiers. Here, the Council aims to implement a programme of improvement and redevelopment.
Extra care schemes
The Council is investing £1 million as part of a drive for more ‘Extra Care’ housing in Calderdale. This includes:
- a scheme as part of the North Halifax Transformation Programme; and
- a scheme in the lower valley (dementia focused).