NORTHOWRAM VILLAGE SOCIETY
YOUR VOICE CONCERNING LOCAL ISSUES
ABOUT THE VILLAGE SOCIETY
Formed back in the 1980’s the society has been a major voice in working for the benefit of improving the quality of life in the village. Whether its the impact of planning and development or smaller issues such as dog fouling or litter problems, there is a place where residents can voice their concerns. In the past the society has been a focus for action against developers to try and influence them to develop the village sympathetically and with a concern to the demands on the infrastructure of the area.
HOW TO JOIN US
Currently the committee continues to meet and filter any issues through this web site. We are desperate for new committee members to join us. New and younger members need to be involved to help shape the village families and residents would like, not what the planners force on to us. Contact us today.
Planning and development of green field sites seems to be top of the list of concerns, followed by crime and anti social behaviour.
Find out about where you can voice your concerns and opinions. This can be here on the web site or you can get involved by attending your local Ward Forum Meetings.
Crime is also a major issue to residents. There is now a group set up on Facebook that is called ‘ Northowram Neighbourhood Watch Group’, access it through this link. Please let us know of any issues that would be of interest to our site users and we will post it on our front page.
FIND OUT ABOUT PLANNING AND POLICING
CURRENT PLANNING ISSUES
PLANNING THAT MAY CAUSE CONCERN TO RESIDENTS
Only larger applications are shown, especially ones that affect the village due to placement or green belt issues.
Land North Of Heywood United Reformed Church Heywood Close Northowram
Demolition of existing buildings to facilitate residential development of 22 dwellings and associated development including access and public open space.
80 comments (objections) related to this proposed development. Please use the drop down menu titled ‘Essential Information‘ that can be accessed via the Village Society pages. This gives a list of the best reasons to base your objections on. These are what are agreed to be tangible ways to make an objection to a planning application that the committee will accept.
Alterations to form new Co-operative store.
Works including replacement roof, external alterations and part demolition to form car park. Creation of retail space in the Tannery. The Tannery Bradford Road Northowram Halifax Calderdale HX3 7HR
17/01322/FUL Six detached dwellings
Land North East of 7 Upper Lane Northowram Halifax Calderdale
17/01248/FUL Proposed clubhouse with changing facilities, storage area, kitchen and admin/meeting/first aid room and football pitches with car parking and associated works. Land Between Gwendon and Landmere Quarry Halifax Road Shelf Halifax Calderdale.
HOUSING DEVELOPMENT IN NORTHOWRAM
Last summer Caderdale Council announced a plan that will propose the building of over 2000 new houses in the villages of Shelf, Northowram and Claremount – 96% of them on Green Belt.
As a group of concerned residents, we believe this level of development is unfairly focused on our area in the east of Calderdale. It is unsustainable and is damaging to the area we love.
Why or How Will This Affect You?
With over 2000 houses proposed, our already saturated network of roads and junctions cannot take the influx of even more cars. Traffic Jams will become the norm and your quiet road will become a rat-run. Think about the bigger picture! Even though there may not be a development on your doorstep, the knock-on effect will impact on your daily life.
Our schools and doctors surgeries are already full. How can they accept more patients and students? Calderdale Council have provided no plan to address this problem.
Green Belt land will be lost forever; this is permanent and irreversible. Developers and the Councils stand to make huge profits at your expense. We are in danger of merging both villages into a town, without the infrastructure of services of a town.
The current sewage and drainage network cannot cope already and Yorkshire Water have no plans to upgrade in the foreseeable future.
It will upset the local ecosystem which puts wildlife at risk.
What Can You Do?
Register to object. In order to object to the local plan, you must be registered.
Talk to people; let your neighbours know about the proposed developments.
Join our Facebook and Next door groups and share content we are sharing in order to help raise awareness among your family and friends.
Simply search ‘Shelf Northowram Local Plan Forum’
Please stick a poster (when available) in the window of your home or up in your place of work.
Please try to collect photographic evidence of traffic issues, blockages at key junctions and heavy goods vehicles on small lanes etc. If it inconveniences you, it will only get worse. Send any photos in to firstname.lastname@example.org or upload them to their Facebook Group.
When the consultation is launched, we will be holding a meeting to answer any questions on how this will affect you and how to respond to the consultation.
NOTES FROM WARD FORUM
JOIN US AT THE NEXT
NORTHOWRAM & SHELF
IF YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT ANY ISSUES CONCERNING THE VILLAGE, PLANNING OR CRIME THEN PLEASE COME ALONG TO THIS MEETING
SEE RECENT POSTS HEADED NORTHOWRAM & SHELF WARD FORUM TO FIND OUT THE NEXT MEETING DATE
PREVIOUS MEETING NOTES FROM THE WARD FORUM
4th NOVEMBER 2017
Residents need to make their comments of some substance and stress why the LDP will not work in Northowram & Shelf. Councillor Caffrey had a copy of a list of what are called Material Considerations and Non Material Considerations. Only Material considerations will be taken into account by the local planning authority. Residents must not lose sight of the fact that other planning applications have also been put in for development on green belt and sites that are not green belt, and are outside the LDP
Police Update. There was a feeling that there is a lack of police presence in Northowram. It was agreed to write to the Inspector, Sergeant and the Police and Crime Commissioner informing them that they are unhappy with the llack of police presence in the ward. New 20mph limits will come into effect within the next two weeks.
Ward Forum Grants. These are available to local community groups and applications can be made from 1st November.
This is a new body set up to tackle the concerns of upto 2000 houses being built in Northowram and Shelf are.
You can connect to their web site to find out about all proposed planning areas that would contain these allocations of housing.