'Exciting' New Plans For Elland Town Centre

Draft masterplan impressions of Elland town centre – credit WYG

A draft masterplan has been created by Elland Development Board and Calderdale Council.

We're being invited to have our say on exciting new plans for Elland town centre.

The town is one of the oldest settlements in Calderdale but a number of areas have been identified as requiring improvement, such as the lack of green space and there being no clear centre to the town.

A draft masterplan has now been created by Elland Development Board and Calderdale Council, as part of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s Elland Station Gateway project.

The Elland masterplan aims to develop a vision of regeneration for the town centre, building on the town’s 'unique characteristics'.

Improvement proposals include changes to the transport network, improving pedestrian access, creating more green space areas and making the most of the town’s many heritage elements.

The detailed proposals can be viewed online at www.calderdalenextchapter.co.uk/projects/elland-town-centre-masterplan, where there is also the opportunity to complete a feedback form.

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Resources, Cllr Jane Scullion, said: “Elland has a lot to offer as a town, and with exciting plans for a new £22 million rail station and accompanying access improvements in development it’s important that we can harness the town’s potential as a place where people want to live, shop, visit and set up business.

“The Elland masterplan is a vision of how the town could be improved, enhancing the town’s existing positives and addressing some of the issues which are holding it back.

“I really hope people get involved and have their say either online or at our consultation event, to ensure we can create a future which meets the needs of local communities.”

Once the consultation is complete, the design team will review all feedback and make any necessary changes to existing proposals, before taking the plans forward.

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