Plans to recycle soil from a new cycle path

FORTY lorry loads of soil is to be transported from Elland to Todmorden to help landscape a demolition site.

Council contractors will dig up the material from beside the A629 at Salterhebble, Halifax, where a new cycle path is to be built.

The 800 tonnes will be laid on the site of the former Rose Street Health Centre, in Todmorden, which has recently been used as a compound for flood prevention work.

Calderdale Council intends to work with Incredible Edible and Todmorden Pride to landscape the area.

It is a perfect example of how the council is working with partner organisations to make the best use of resources to help improve the environment, said Coun Barry Collins.

“This is an excellent example where joined up thinking can bring a successful outcome to two separate projects,” said the economy and environment spokesman.

Work on the cycle lane is due to begin next month and for drivers using the main road between Halifax and Brighouse, it will mean a temporary detour through Elland because the slip road off the Calderdale Way to the A624 Park Road will be shut for up to 10 days.