During public consultations throughout Spring and early Summer our Project Partner, Calderdale Council shared the latest plans for the redevelopment of Bramsche Square.

One of the key concerns fed back by members of the public focused on how we achieve a balance between developing a much enhanced, welcoming and community-centred space that can attract more local shoppers and visitors to Todmorden and the need and priority to also provide an adequate number of parking spaces for car users.

Following feedback from the community, the plans have been reviewed, and a technical review has been carried out of the proposed parking provision by the project team.

We can confirm that in response to public feedback at the most recent consultation event on 18th May, the number of parking spaces in the proposed plans have been significantly increased.

There will now be a minimum of 40 car parking spaces and a further four Blue Badge spaces. This is a substantial increase of around 15 spaces from the previous plans shared by Calderdale Council on 18th May.

Pam Warhurst, Chair, Todmorden Town Deal Board said:

“The plans for developing a vibrant, bustling and greener town centre are making progress, and conversation and consultation is a crucial part of ensuring local priorities are heard and responded to.

“The revised proposal from Calderdale Council achieves a better balance for local shoppers wanting an attractive space to spend time, socialise and enjoy a greener environment, and people who also want to make use of convenient and adequate parking.”

The Board is aware of inaccurate information in circulation including plans for the complete removal of all parking at Bramsche Square and the removal of the indoor market building – and can confirm that neither is the case nor has been part of the plans at any point.

Further feedback on the wider proposals for Public Places in the Heart of Todmorden will follow in due course.