Todmorden regeneration group set to be approved by councillors

Local views of Todmorden town centre'Old man sitting and Town hall

Local views of Todmorden town centre'Old man sitting and Town hall

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Councillors are about to set up a new development group tasked with regenerating Todmorden’s town centre.

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet meeting, on Wednesday February 27, will consider proposals for a Todmroden Development Board established to develop a clear vision for the town centre.

The board will include Calderdale Cabinet Members, Todmorden Town Councillors and local ward Councillors and will work closely with local groups to ensure decisions are taken and progress is made on key sites and projects to benefit Todmorden.

Local groups have already been involved in innovative projects in Todmorden and the Upper Valley, which have helped the town to create its own identity.

The intention is to build on what these groups have achieved, carrying the town forward as an attractive place for residents and visitors.

Calderdale Council’s cabinet member for economy and environment, Coun Barry Collins, said: “Calderdale Council is committed to making Todmorden town centre vibrant and sustainable.

“There have been a number of proposals in recent years to regenerate the town centre, and we now need to inject some new drive and direction. This is what the Development Board will bring.”

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities, Coun Pauline Nash, added: “It is always essential that local people are involved in shaping their local community.

“The Development Board will make sure that local knowledge is reflected in the way it drives forward a vision for the town.”