Housing for older people in Walsden

Calderdale Council has passed ownership of the small uncultivated field in Birks Lane, Walsden to the CLT, to enable us to progress with the planned development of six two-bedroomed bungalows for rent, specially designed for the needs of elderly local people.

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 are now working closely with the architect, Todmorden-based Storah Architects. We hope to be ready to apply for planning permission this Summer.

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.