A TOP research company will carry out a consultation which could shape the future of Halifax town centre.
And it’s the second consultation about plans for the town centre after Calderdale Council revealed it would leave and sell off its Northgate House offices.
Northgate House is the council’s main base in the town and it puts the future of the town’s library, which neighbours it, in an uncertain position.
Council leader Clr Tim Swift says that the importance of the issues at stake means it is crucial that the consultation process is conducted openly and without bias.
Clr Swift said: “Ipsos MORI has extensive experience of working with local and central government, seeking people’s opinions to ensure they have a real say in the delivery of public services.
“This consultation is one of the most important the council has ever undertaken, so it is right that we appoint an organisation with a reputation for the highest standards of fairness and integrity.”
The council says Ipsos MORI will use its independent status to ensure that the process is conducted fairly and without bias.