Community Streets Mixenden - Ash Green

Key details

Proposals to reduce traffic and build a safe and healthy environment for people of all ages to walk, cycle, rest and play in the streets around Ash Green.

Funded by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Active Travel England.

Current status

Concept (Completed)
Development (In Progress)
Construction (Pending)
Evaluation (Pending)

Community Streets Mixenden - Ash Green

Plans

The Ash Green Community Streets proposals include:

Junctions and road layouts

Raised table crossings and wider pavements slow down vehicle traffic and create more space for walking and cycling and other forms of active travel. No through roads allow access for residents while reducing traffic significantly.

Trees

Avenues of street trees provide natural shade and shelter, 'rain garden' verges provide sustainable and natural drainage.

Green space

New green spaces and improvements to existing ones. Changes to roads will slow down traffic and provide more space for people walking, cycling or using wheelchairs or prams.

These proposals complement Community Streets proposals in Ling Bob and Pellon.

 

Benefits

With these proposals for Ash Green we aim to: 

  • encourage walking, scooting and cycling 
  • make school streets safer and more attractive
  • make the neighbourhood a safer place for playing outside
  • create places to rest and interact with neighbours
  • build attractive places for people and wildlife

The benefits for the area include:

Fewer vehicles

The changes will reduce the number of vehicles and the speed they travel close to Ash Green Community Primary School. This will result in a reduction of emissions, and safer streets.

Health

The changes have been designed to make walking, cycling and other forms of active travel an easier and more attractive option for people. The benefits of active travel and physical activity are well documented and range from positive effect on mood and mental health to better heart health.

Sense of community

We’re hoping to make the area a more pleasant place to spend time, and a place where children are more likely to play outside together.

Nature

Greater biodiversity and natural solutions for sustainable drainage.

 

Design

The plans are in the draft stage and subject to consultation.

Sunny Bank Road and Ash Tree Gardens

Both roads to become one-way no-through roads in the vicinity of Ash Green Community Primary school. Resident’s parking spaces clearly marked to stop pavement parking. Raised crossings at the junctions with Mixenden Road prioritise people walking and cycling.

Plan of the area between Ash Tree Road and Sunny Bank Road depicting a one-way route, raised crossings, rain garden planting and the location of the new play area.

Mixenden Road

A new raised crossing on Mixenden Road provides a safer route to school.

Green space and street trees

The playground is to be enlarged and adapted to include informal play elements, shade and shelter from new trees, places to sit and rain gardens. 

Visualisation of proposed new playground with slides, swings and things for children to climb and explore.
Birds eye view of proposed playground with illustrations of example play equipment like a spinner bowl, see-saw, wheelchair accessible roundabout, toddler tower and slide, and swings.

Progress

January 2024

We’re listening.

A Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) consultation is open until 1 February 2024. We’re asking people for feedback on proposals for a one-way loop, crossings, and on-street parking, in the vicinity of Ash Green Community Primary school. Visit Current TROs on the Calderdale Council website for more information, or email activestreets@calderdale.gov.uk.

2 November 2023

We're listening. We would like to hear your thoughts on proposals for a new playground near Ash Green Community Primary School.

The project is being delivered by Calderdale Council along with the Community Streets Ash Green project. The playground will be built with funding from Calderdale Council, the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, the UK Government, UKSPF, and Active Calderdale.

Join us at Ash Green Community Primary School (Lower Site) on Monday 6 November 2023, 3 - 6 pm to find out more.

The latest designs will be available online shortly after the event.

You can send us your comments and feedback: activestreets@calderdale.gov.uk.

Your responses are really important in helping to shape the designs. Please take this opportunity to let us know what you think.

May 2022

We are consulting on the details of the latest proposals. Please take a moment to give us your feedback and any comments you would like to make on the proposals. The consultation period runs between Friday 6 May and midnight on Sunday 5 June 2022. 

You can:

Your views are important so please let us know what you think.

Funding

This project was made possible through funding from:

  • West Yorkshire Combined Authority | Tracy Brabin Mayor of West Yorkshire
  • Calderdale Council