About 10,500 new homes will be needed in Calderdale by 2029, according to latest estimates.
Elland will be at the forefront of the building boom, if Calderdale Council gets it’s way and the new Local Plan is adopted.
The document was cleared for public consultation at last week’s cabinet meeting.
It indicates that space will have to be found for 14.9 per cent more homes in Elland, which is 1,050 more than the 7,043 which the area already accommodates.
The increase in Brighouse is 13.9 per cent (2,100 additional properties) and Halifax 14.7 per cent (5,030 more).
A 10.9 per cent rise is predicted for Todmorden(630), 8.9 per cent in Shelf (179), 8.5 per cent in Northowram (168) and 6.7 per cent more homes in Luddenden/Luddenden Foot (84).
Hebden Bridge will be expected to accommodate 32 new properties, Mytholmroyd 63, Ripponden and Rishworth 42, Holywell Green 11 and Southowram 11, with 263 in the areas inbetween.
Consultation runs until the end of December.