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Open letter to Craig Whittaker MP on local plan

by jamesbaker on 6 September, 2017

Dear Craig Whittaker MP, In recent meetings between party political leaders on Calderdale Council the Deputy Leader of the Conservative group Councillor Baines stated to me that the Conservative group is opposed to the local plan currently out for consultation, and that they would prefer it if the Government stepped in to do the local […]

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How to comment on Calderdale Council’s local plan

by jamesbaker on 4 September, 2017

June & July planning applications for Warley Ward

by jamesbaker on 11 July, 2017

Opening in boundary wall and hard standing to create agricultural access to land (Lawful Development Certificate)  Land North East Of Newlands Farm Newlands Road Warley Halifax Calderdale Ref. No: 17/00751/192 | Received: Thu 15 Jun 2017 | Validated: Mon 19 Jun 2017 | Status: Pending Consideration Detached garage and detached games room  Shacks House Vicar Park Road Halifax West Yorkshire HX2 […]

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On Monday the 19th June the Labour cabinet that runs Calderdale Council agreed to put the local plan out for a six week Consultation. The local plan will provide a framework for development up until 2032. The government requires the Council to find the spaces for 1,000s of new homes. If we don’t determine where […]

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Save Sandhall Green play area

by aldc on 2 November, 2016

When I was elected as a Councillor I requested details of all the unspent Section 106 moneys allocated to Warley ward. I identified a sum of money (I recall around £40k) that had been allocated to improving green spaces. This money was given to the Council by the developers who built over the old play […]

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A joint Liberty, Privacy International, Open Rights Group, Article 19, Big Brother Watch, English PEN briefing on the emergency surveillance powers announced by the coalition government claims powers granted by the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill (DRIP) would breach Human Rights legislation. In an email sent to parliamentarians Liberty make the following statement: “Clause […]

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West End Golf Club Proposals

by jamesbaker on 26 April, 2013

West End  Golf Club has approached Calderdale Council regarding an asset transfer application to use some of the land on Roils Head.  Councillor Evans and myself attended a meeting with the club to understand what they wanted to do. We agreed to carry out a bit of initial informal survey work with residents so we […]

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