June & July planning applications for Warley Ward

Highways problems reported – Still no action form Calderdale Council

The following are a list of highways problems that are affecting Warley ward, along with the dates I reported them to the Highways department. So far all of these works are outstanding and I have received no information as to when our Labour run Council will be able to carry out these works or complete them.

As you can see your Liberal Democrat team in Warley ward is doing its best to try and get the Highways department to act on numerous problems. If you are aware of a problem then please let me know and I will reported it to the department and add it onto this list.

13th March – Requested that Ling Royd Avenue be resurfaced.

18th March – Congestion reported at the junction of Spring Hall Lane and Gibbet Street with residents complaining it’s impossible to get out in the morning. Suggested the junction be assessed for traffic light suitability.

18th March – Asked what the rationale was for resurfacing Broomfield Rd.

18th March – Reported that a drain cover outside 70 Norton Close was missing.

23rd March – Requested that some action be taken to surface Grindlestone Bank which is a well used track.

23rd April – Reported problems with cars taking the junction where Moor End Rd and Pellon Lane on the wrong side creating a safety risk.

5th June – Reported that the street sign on West View Terrace needs replacing and requested a new free standing sign is placed on the verge by the entrance to the road. Both signs need to indicate that there is no through road.

5th June – Reported that the bollards on West View Terrace are not stopping cars getting around as on either side the gap is big enough for car to drive through on the pavements.

5th June – Reported that the footpath behind Broadley Grove leading to top of Rye Lane needs some resurfacing.

8th July – Requested the pavement outside 1-27 Pellon New Rd be resurfaced.

West End Golf Club Proposals

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 could find out what people think of these ideas. We believe it is important people have as much opportunity as possible to contribute  their thoughts and views. We have been carrying out some door to door surveying work but we also thought it useful to create and online survey that residents we have not yet managed to reach can complete.

The club have agreed to listen to this initial survey and revise their plans if necessary.  Once the club  have formalized their plans there will be further independent public consultation on these proposals.  We will also help arrange a public meeting where all residents can let their views be known. The final decision as to whether to go ahead with the plans will be made by the Cabinet of Calderdle Council. Cllr Evans and I will of course represent the views of residents to cabinet. The proposals would also likely require planning permission, and this would be a formal process in which residents would have the opportunity to engage in.

Below is a map of the proposals, and details out what the club believes to be the benefits to the community. You can take the initial residents survey on this proposal here



Community Asset Transfer

Application for the use of a portion of land on Roils Head – see  map of the area and portion of land required in the Community Asset Transfer.
The land acquired will be used to create 3 new holes for Halifax West End Golf Club.
This would free up part of the present Golf Course for the creation of a Driving Range, with Teaching Bays, plus the creation of a Golfing Academy and a Mini Golf Course.
Benefits to Calderdale Council.

  • The full area of Roils Head to be maintained by the Greens staff at Halifax West End Golf Club, making a considerable financial saving for Calderdale.
  • Improvement to the environment with regular work being undertaken on the Moor to bring it back to its former state.
  • At present the Calderdale area does not have a Golf Driving Range – golfers have to travel to neighbouring districts.
  • The extension of the parking area at the club will ease the congestion problems on Paddock Lane at weekends and Golf Open Days.

Benefits for the Community.

  • Golf encourages a healthy lifestyle for people of every age.
  • Improvement of the Moor by creating designated loops for walkers and horse riders – linking these up with entrances at either side of the Moor
  • Creating a Driving Range with Teaching Bays to be used by the Golf Club and the community plus a short game course which will enable:-
  • ‘Passport to Leisure’ use to make it cheaper for Calderdale residents.
  • Local Schools to gain free coaching.
  • Short game course for beginners.
  • Reduced rates for the local community, out of work, students at school, senior citizens on the Driving Range and the Mini Golf Course.
  • Access to facilities at the Golf Club.
  • Extra parking spaces at the club will reduce, and hopefully free, any parking on Paddock Lane.
  • Quality coaching from 2 experienced and qualified Professionals.
  • Links with Calderdale Police to create opportunities with the local youth.

Benefits to Halifax West End Golf Club.

  • Creation of 3 extra holes.
  • Creation of a Driving Range with Teaching Bays for the use of both members and the general public.
  • Creation of a short game practice area for members and the general public who are starting to play the game of golf.
  • Chance to develop our already positive Youth Policy.
  • Chance to create a Golf Academy for Adult and Junior Golfers starting in the game.
  • Improved facilities will enhance excellence in golf, particularly at Junior Level.
  • About Halifax West End Golf Club

The Golf Club has at present:-

  • The E.G.U. Golf Mark, with high achiever for Junior Golf / Ladies.
  • Community Amateur Sports Clubs (C.A.S.C.) status.
  • Extensive membership categories.
  • Positive initiatives to integrate the ethnic communities.
  • Initiatives to use golf to encourage a healthy lifestyle.