Residents and businesses are being invited to have their say on plans for the proposed new rail station in Elland.
From Monday , people will be able to have their say online about the planned station that will improve connections to and from the Calderdale town, and provide opportunities for people to park and ride.
Funded through the Combined Authority’s West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund, the scheme is forecast to support existing local businesses and attract new ones, generating economic growth and jobs for Elland. The scheme will also provide better access to Elland town centre through improved facilities for pedestrians and cyclists.
People can have their say online via www.yourvoice.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/ and there will also be a series of a drop-in events where representatives from the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Calderdale Council will be available to answer questions. The events are being held at:
- Thursday 28 June from 12pm – 6pm at Elland Southgate Methodist Church, HX5 0JL
- Wednesday 4 July from 12pm – 6pm at Brighouse Civic Centre, HD6 1RW
- Saturday 7 July from 10am – 2pm at Elland Southgate Methodist Church, HX5 0JL
- Monday 16 July from 12pm – 6pm at Halifax Town Hall, HX1 1UJ
The Combined Authority is working closely with Calderdale Council to develop the plans for Elland station. The plans are part of the Council’s Next Chapter investment programme, which looks to make Calderdale an even better place to live, visit, work and study and where businesses want to locate.
The West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund, and the Leeds City Region Growth Deal is a £1bn package of Government investment through the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to accelerate growth and create jobs across Leeds City Region.
Coun Keith Wakefield, chair of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority Transport Committee, said: “We have long had aspirations to build a rail station in Elland, with all the social and economic benefits that will bring and I am pleased we are now in a place to go out and talk to local people about our plans and find out their views.
“I would encourage everyone who lives or work in Elland to have their say online or to come along to one of the events, find out more about the plans and tell our teams what you think of the proposals.”
Calderdale Council’s cabinet member for Regeneration and Economic Strategy, Coun Barry Collins, said: “This is another vital stage in our planning for the long-anticipated new station in Elland.
“The proposals offer huge potential benefits to Elland itself and the wider Calderdale community, improving the transport network and supporting local businesses.
“So we’d love to see people looking at the plans online or dropping in to one of the information sessions to have their say in shaping the final designs for this exciting project.”