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. It also links to other strategic Council documents, which 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:
Beech Hill, Halifax
This regeneration scheme lies on the outskirts of Halifax town centre which is being brought forward by Calderdale Council and Together Housing Group. The demolition of the tower blocks and Stannary Depot will start this year in December and with the new homes ready for occupation during 2022/23.
The ambition for the scheme, after the demolition, is to create a mix of 2, 3 and 4 bed family houses with mix tenure. (Some for affordable rent, some for shared ownership and some for outright sale).
The derelict mill, which is in the area, has also been incorporated. It was given planning permission to redevelop Martin’s Mill into 60 apartments with basement parking.
You can find the approved planning application on the 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 - Former Martins Mill, Pellon Lane, Halifax, Calderdale.
For more on this, please contact:
(Please note that Together Housing do not hold information on Martins Mill which is being developed by a private organisation)
Calderdale and Together Housing Group Investment Partnership (CHTIP)
The Calderdale Together Housing Investment Partnership (CTHIP) is a formalised partnership and development programme. This is between Calderdale Council and Together Housing Group (THG).
The partnership was formed to collaboratively bring forward between 500-650 new mixed tenure homes across the Borough over the next 5 years through the investment of both the Councils and THGs land holdings.
As part of the programme key regeneration activities will take place, including the transformation of Beech Hill, an area on the fringes of Halifax town centre (Calderdale’s key town).
This includes the demolition of three vacant tower blocks and derelict highways depot, which equates to £5.4m; this forms the first stage for Beech Hill. Following this key milestone there will be up to 141 new homes built in its place.
The overall partnership programme will see £76m of investment into the Borough. In February 2018 three sites received planning permission bringing forward 27 new homes.
This partnership has been shortlisted as a finalist at the 2018 Northern Housing Awards.