Cabinet discuss transport plan

Halifax Town Hall
Halifax Town Hall

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet is set for a busy evening with a host of reports and decisions including flooding response and transport improvements.

The meeting at Halifax Town Hall, on Monday April 8, will also include a report on the ongoing plan to improve children’s services following the ‘inadequate’ Ofsted inspection earlier this year.

They will hear that the single integrated improvement plan is in place and no areas have fallen behind expected targets.

Elsewhere in the areaof Young People’s Services in Calderdale the cabinet will consider the futures of Queens Road Neighbourhood Centre, Mixenden Activity Centre, Luddenden Youth Centre, Brighouse Youth Centre and Foundry Street, Sowerby Bridge.

Councillors will discuss four schemes designed to ease traffic congestion in Calderdale.

These include a by-pass that deals with congestion along the A641 from Bradford Road at Bailiff Bridge to Huddersfield Road towards Kirklees, upgrading the A629 Calderdale Way from Ainley Top to Halifax, upgrading the Caldervale railway link from Leeds to Manchester and improvements along the A58 at Stump Cross and Hipperholme.

All four are part of a list put forward by Calderdale Council in a bid to secure a share of the £1 billion investment fund, known as West Yorkshire Transport Fund to develop transport infrastructure road schemes.

Also set for discussion is the discretionary housing payment scheme and the council housing allocation scheme.