Housing for older people in Walsden

We have just submitted a planning application to Calderdale council to build  six two-bedroomed bungalows for rent, specially designed for the needs of elderly local people, on the small uncultivated field in Birks Lane, Walsden. This land has been passed to us by the council, for use for affordable housing.

The application went in in early September 2017 and is currently being 'validated' by the council. All the details should shortly be put up on the council's planning website.

Here is a drawing from the architects of how the bungalows will look.

We are undertaking this development in partnership with the local almshouse charity John Eastwood Homes, who already have a number of similar bungalows in Walsden (as well as a long waiting list of people interested!).  John Eastwood Homes will be funding from their own resources the construction costs of two of the bungalows and we will be finding the capital for the remaining four.

We have appointed Todmorden-based Storah Architects as architects.

We are currently also applying to the Homes & Communities Agency for grant support for the development.

We were pleased at the good crowd who came to our community consultation session on the plans on Saturday June 4th 2016 in the cricket club in Walsden.

Calderdale council press release here. And here below is the story you may have seen in the Todmorden News about the development.