Project: Public Places in the Heart of Todmorden
Project: Public Places in the Heart of Todmorden
Project: Public Places in the Heart of Todmorden

Bramsche Square lies between three fine heritage buildings, Todmorden Market, Central Methodist Church and Grade I listed Todmorden Town Hall.

As a multi-purpose public space for our events and festivals, alongside a reconfigured and enhanced Pollination Street and ‘town green’, this investment will transform the heart of our town.

In its current use as a public car park, the square is dominated by cars and parking, and it does not have the capability to host our range of festivals, events and activities. This project involves reducing the amount of car parking by transforming Bramsche Square into a new public square and civic space.

The outdoor market stalls will be replaced with more modern retractable stalls that enable the space to be used more flexibly.

The project will put onsite infrastructure services in place to support Todmorden’s successful programme of festivals as well as the hosting of speciality markets. The space will be designed for flexible, multipurpose uses including short term car parking.

Developing the heart of the town centre will facilitate better coordination between all stakeholders, the private, public and community sectors, and enable greater collaboration for local economic and health and wellbeing benefits for residents, visitors and businesses.

In its current use as a public car park, the square is dominated by cars and parking, and it does not have the capability to host our range of festivals, events and activities. This project involves reducing the amount of car parking by transforming Bramsche Square into a new public square and civic space.

The outdoor market stalls will be replaced with more modern retractable stalls that enable the space to be used more flexibly.

The project will put onsite infrastructure services in place to support Todmorden’s successful programme of festivals as well as the hosting of speciality markets. The space will be designed for flexible, multipurpose uses including short term car parking.

Developing the heart of the town centre will facilitate better coordination between all stakeholders, the private, public and community sectors, and enable greater collaboration for local economic and health and wellbeing benefits for residents, visitors and businesses.

Towns Fund Alignment

✓ Urban regeneration, planning & land-use
✓ Arts, culture & heritage
✓ Enterprise Infrastructure
✓ Covid-19 recovery plan
✓ Clean growth

Strategic Alignment

✓ National Planning Policy Framework
✓ Planning Practice Guidance
✓ Our Green Future
✓ Leeds City Region Destination Plan
✓ Calderdale Submission Draft Local Plan
✓ Calderdale Visitor Economy Strategy
✓ Draft Todmorden Neighbourhood Plan

Town Deal Funding will:

  • Change perceptions by residents, businesses & visitors
  • Encourage trips by foot and bicycle
  • Improve wheelchair access
  • Bring more visitors to town centre events
  • Improve biodiversity and rainwater management