Calderdale Council said the proposed station will support existing local businesses and attract new ones, generating economic growth and jobs for Elland.
It would be located on the existing Calder Valley road (Leeds – Huddersfield Line) west of Lowfields Way and adjacent to the A629, Calderdale Way.
Councilor Jane Scullion, cabinet member of the Calderdale Council for Regeneration and Resources, said: “The new station and planned access improvements are part of an exciting future for the city, complementing other projects in the city. improvement like the exciting proposals under the Future High Streets and Phase 4 fund of the A629 program.
“The first comments on the plans have been incredibly positive and as we move towards the next stage of approvals, we want to hear people’s opinions again to ensure that the latest plans continue to meet people’s needs.
“This project would transform downtown Elland, bringing huge potential benefits to local residents, businesses and the entire Calderdale community.”
In parallel with the development of the station, a series of accompanying improvements known as the “access package” are also planned, in order to improve access by foot and by bicycle to the new station from the city and the wider area.
The initial consultation on the proposals took place in June 2018 and showed overwhelming support for the project, with 94% of those responding stating that they were satisfied or very satisfied with the plans.
The feedback from this exercise was used to inform other proposals that were approved by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority in March of last year, with further approvals from Network Rail in May 2019.
Other consultations are underway to ensure that the latest plans meet the needs of the borough communities
Feedback from this exercise will be used to inform further development before the project planning request is submitted – tentatively scheduled for fall 2020.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, it is not possible to hold public sessions without an appointment for this engagement.
However, if someone wishes to discuss proposals further before submitting comments, the project team can be contacted at [email protected] or on 0113 245 7676. This contact should also be used if the information is required in an alternative format, eg braille.