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).

Frequently Asked Questions About the Beech Hill Regeneration

Q
What are Phase 1 and Phase 2?
Answer

Phase 1 is referred to as the tower block and depot site.

Phase 2 is referred to the areas which sit outside of Phase 1 (this for example includes the existing low rise housing).

Q
When does the demolition start and how long will the work take?
Answer

The work started in July 2018 and will hopefully finish by August 2019.

Q
I live next to the tower blocks, will I be required to move out while the work is taking place?
Answer

No, the site now has a secure hoarding around the site boundary and the works will not extend beyond that. During demolition you will notice some noise and vibration but this will be limited to normal working hours. Dust will be controlled at source by damping down and noise will be monitored. All works will be carried out under the guidelines of the Health and Safety Executive.

Q
When will I start to see a change on the tower block site?
Answer

It will not be until January 2019 that you will start to see a physical change at the tower block site. Demolition will commence around this time, but up until this point, most of the work will be internal therefore you will not see much of a change.

Q
What will happen when the demolition has completed?
Answer

The site will be flattened ready for residential development. Together Housing Group is hoping to submit a reserved matters application for the Phase 1 housing units by August 2019.

Q
When will the new homes be ready?
Answer

Scheme completion for phase 1 is expected by February 2022.

Q
What tenure will the new homes be?
Answer

The Council and Together Housing Groups aspiration is that the new homes will be mixed tenure; this will include social rent, market sale and shared ownership.

Always open first question: 

For more on this, please contact:

Please note: Martin's Mill is being developed privately, so THG do not 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 .

See also