Housing strategy and priorities

The PDFHousing Strategy 2012-2017 [PDF 11918KB] outlines the Council’s priorities and ambitions for new and existing homes in Calderdale. It looks at:

  • the need to improve energy efficiency of existing homes;
  • existing homes that need adapting;
  • the needs of specific groups, like families and older people.

It is based on information gathered nationally and locally and links to other strategic Council documents, which include:

Other housing related strategies are:

The Council's Housing team work on many initiatives that support our vision to be the, 'Best Borough in the North'.

These include:

Beech Hill, Halifax

Aerial view of proposed plan

This scheme is on the outskirts of Halifax town centre and brought by the Council and Together Housing Group (THG). The demolition of the tower blocks and Stannary Depot will start in December 2017. The new homes should be ready during 2022/23.

This will be a mix of two, three and four bed family houses with mix tenure. They are to be affordable rent, shared ownership and some will be for sale.

The derelict mill in the area, has also been included. Planning permission has been given to redevelop Martin’s Mill into 60 apartments with basement parking. To see the approved planning application, visit: Planning Portal :

  • Beech Hill phase one application is: 18/00310/OUT (Stannary Place, Halifax. Calderdale. HX1 5SZ).
  • Martin’s Mill planning application is: 17/01216/FUL (Pellon Lane, Halifax. Calderdale).

For more on this, please contact:

Please note: Martin's Mill is being developed privately, so THG do to hold details on this.

Calderdale and Together Housing Investment Partnership (CTHIP)

Group of finalists of the Northern Housing Awards 2018

This is a partnership and development programme between this Council and Together Housing .

It was formed to bring forward 500-650 new mixed tenure homes in Calderdale over the next 5 years. We aim to achieve this through the investment of both the Councils and THG's land holdings.

Key work to regenerate the areas of the Borough will take place that include Beech Hill . The demolition phase will cost £5.4m and up to 141 new homes will be built on the site.

The partnership will see £76m invested in the Borough.

In February 2018, more three sites received planning permission for a total of 27 new homes.

CTHIP was shortlisted as a finalist for the 2018 Northern Housing Awards .