A new programme to improve Calderdale's green spaces
Calder Greening is a series of projects to improve green spaces, encourage tourism and business growth, and complement the Flood Alleviation Schemes with naturally managed flood risk across the Calder Valley.
Part funded by the European Structural and Investment Fund (ESIF) as part of a £1.3m package, it is being delivered by Calderdale Council in partnership with the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and the Environment Agency.
The proposed schemes will help provide an increasingly attractive natural environment, deliver new and enhanced wildlife habitats and improve biodiversity to an area of the Calder Valley totalling around 156 hectares.
The project also includes plans to utilise natural features to slow the rate of water runoff and increase the volume of water that the landscape can hold, reducing flood risk.
Starting in spring 2019, the programme will be delivered over three years through various mechanisms, from major flood alleviation schemes led by the Environment Agency, through to small-scale natural projects delivered by community volunteers, utilising local organisations and expertise and leaving a legacy for future generations to follow.
Watch this space for updates as the projects progress!