EVERYTHING ABOUT OUR VILLAGE
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HEYWOOD CHURCH – Currently plans underway to change the lower area into a Heritage Centre. More updates soon.
SCARECROW FUND – Thanks to all contributions during Lockdown.
HISTORY EVENTS – New programme of events has now started
This website, northowram.org, is grateful for the monetary support it receives from the Northowram Scarecrow Event fund.
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.
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.
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.
NEXT HISTORICAL SOCIETY EVENT
BRYNESCOLES BOOK (CHELSEA VALLEY - LAST 20 COPIES AVAILABLE.
Free postage in Northowram and Hipperholme areas. email: firstname.lastname@example.org with your details and address and we will reply with payment details for either bank transfer or PayPal. A complete history of the valley and its houses from medieval times. Full colour and hard back. Also includes a detailed map of the area and all its owners and tenants as it was in 1837. Illustrated throughout. Some histories of Northowram village also included and references to Anne Lister in the Northowram area.
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.
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.