about us

The Shelf & Northowram Local Plan Forum are a group of like-minded local residents that have come together as a constituted group to work with, and inform, local residents about the Calderdale Local Plan.  We are unpaid volunteers with no professional planning experience, working together to try and keep the ‘village feel’ to Shelf and Northowram.


Our Aims

  • To maintain and protect Green Belt land within the Ward.
  • To influence the emerging Calderdale Local Plan such that development within the Ward is sustainable and has minimal impact on the Environment, Infrastructure, and Green Belt.
  • To gather evidence and provide comment in support of or objection to policies and proposals contained in the Calderdale Local Plan
  • To provide information and assistance to residents such that they may discuss, support or object to policies and proposals contained in the Calderdale Local Plan.
  • To represent residents and provide evidence or comment in support of or objection to policies and proposals contained in the Calderdale Local Plan at such Public Enquiries as may be called by the Council or Independent Inspector.