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A SPECIAL PLACE
TO LIVE
EVERYTHING ABOUT OUR VILLAGE

EVERYTHING YOU
NEED IN OUR VILLAGE

Here you can access all the essential information for services such as doctors, library and our school. Also find the shops and businesses situated near you, and places of worship. Finally find about sporting and recreational activities that you can enjoy in your spare time.

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AN ACTIVE
HISTORICAL SOCIETY

This active society has a large membership who research various aspects of village history. Join them and help find out about old Northowram. Start by accessing some of the interesting historical events that have shaped our village over time on these pages.

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A VILLAGE SOCIETY
THAT NEEDS YOU

Northowram has changed rapidly over the past 50 years from being a small village unchanged for many years to now being a large well developed area with many fields transformed to housing. Although change is necessary it needs to be managed by the residents. The Northowram Village Society is here to help focus residents concerns into relevant action.

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ANNE LISTER AND NORTHOWRAM

A new Anne Lister page is now available the site. Access it via the History page or click hereAnne Lister’s Northowram to read more.

WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE VILLAGE SOON

NEXT HISTORICAL SOCIETY EVENT

Mrs Harry Humphries; The Lady Globe Trotter

The first Northowram Historical event for the year features Robert Hamilton talking about Mrs Harry Humphries a lady globe trotter who made the world press headlines. Lizzie Yates (Mrs Harry Humphries) started a 40,000 mile walk around the World for a…
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KEEP UP TO DATE WITH PLANNING

Current issues around proposed planning and development of extensive housing sites within Northowram village is a major concern. Find out more with regular updates from Northowram & Shelf Ward Forum notes and SNLPF.org.uk action group.

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ACTIVE PLANNING CONSIDERATIONS

At a meeting held by Calderdale Council on the 10th January 2011 it was agreed that Northowram is now designated as a Conservation area. Looking back it has been the result of a lot of work centred around the Village Society and other supporters that have spent many hours of valuable time to bring this about.

Currently we have a threat to this status that was achieved to protect the land surrounding the most historic parts of the village. 22 houses are planned by Charles Church (Persimmon Homes) next to Heywood Church and with a proposed access into the narrowest part of Upper Lane. The planning application number is –  17/01431/FUL.

Read more on the Village Society pages

VILLAGE EVENTS & NEWS

LATEST SITE ALLOCATIONS FOR NORTHOWRAM & SHELF LOCAL PLAN

The Calderdale Local Plan Housing Requirement Update is now available to view on the Calderdale Council website. This link should allow you too access the recent updates and information together with an opportunity to comment. https://calderdale-consult.objective.co.uk/portal/planning_services/lpp18/local_plan_examination/clp_hrups Various sites are shown…
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CHANGE OF DATE FOR SCARECROW EVENT 2020

Please be aware that there has been a change to the date of for the 2020 Northowram Scarecrow event. The event will take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (May 8th, 9th and 10th) This is due to a change…
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NORTHOWRAM SCARECROW NEW ANNUAL COMMUNITY AWARD

This award will be granted to an individual or group of individuals, that have made an outstanding contribution to the village. Please read the attached poster for full details.
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CALDERDALE FUTURE EVENTS CALENDAR

  HALIFAX HISTORY SOCIETY – New events – (see poster attached for January to March events) CALDERDALE INDUSTRIAL MUSEUM – New event (See poster above) Hargreaves Iron Founders. Wednesday 15th January, 7.30pm start. CALDERDALE HERITAGE WALKS – New events – (See…
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CALDERDALE LOCAL PLAN – UPDATE CONCERNING EXTRA HOUSES FOR NORTHOWRAM

Sadly, recent council decisions on the direction of the Local Plan are going significantly in the wrong direction for Shelf and Northowram. It seems that employment growth and the linked growth in housing numbers is becoming a key factor in…
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