Halifax workshops and houses planned

Development land Charlestown Road, Halifax.
Development land Charlestown Road, Halifax.

WORKSHOPS and houses could be built on Charlestown Road, Halifax.

But the developers say the site is likely to be contaminated due to its past industrial history which will necessitate a full geotechnical survey before building work can begin.

At this stage, Mr J. Cassey and Mr G. Sutcliffe are seeking outline planning approval to develop the land behind a builder’s yard, between Charlestown Road and Old Bank.

It was used in the past in association with neighbouring gas and iron works.

The top part of the site used to be occupied by a block of three-storey terraced houses which were demolished in the late 1960s. Here they hope to build four detached properties with three workshops nearby.

The area is designated as a residential priority regeneration area, a primary employment area and a wildlife corridor.

“The proposal seeks to attract new and growing businesses to enable the regeneration of the Charlestown Road area.”

Calderdale Council is expected to determine the outline planning application before the end of May.