We want to hear your feedback on revised Holmfirth Town Centre plans
We are asking the public to comment on revised plans for Holmfirth Town Centre between 9 and 27 September.
In March this year local residents and businesses were invited to have their say on the initial plans to ease congestion through the town centre and improve the public realm.
They included making Victoria Street one-way and creating a new link road between Hollowgate and the A6024 Huddersfield Road.
However, the majority of local people who commented were against the plans.
What happens now?
Taking feedback into account we are working in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, who have now redesigned the scheme and released plans for public comment.
What’s in the new plans?
The revised proposals aim to deliver improvements to traffic flows, encourage people to walk and cycle more and enhance the public areas in the town centre.
They include a footpath/cycle link over the River Holme, reconfiguring traffic signals on the A6024, upgrading the pedestrian facilities on Victoria Street and Town Gate and providing a dedicated electric vehicle charging point car park.
Cllr Peter McBride, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, said:
“These new proposals will re-purpose the town centre, making it a vibrant place to be and will enhance the areas for festivals. It will provide much-needed improvements for pedestrians, whilst still improving traffic flow through the area – the key requirement for receiving funding from the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.
We are aware of the Holme Valley Parish Council draft Neighbourhood Plan and the work this is trying to achieve, so have mutual objectives in mind.
We hope the latest proposals reflect this and will receive the support from the people of Holmfirth so we can take the scheme forward.”
Where can I view the plans?
People can view plans and have their say on our website.
There will also be an exhibition on Thursday 26 September at the Holmfirth Civic Hall between 9am and 7pm where people can view the plans and ask questions.
How is the scheme funded?
The scheme forms part of wider plans to improve road access across Kirklees and is funded through the West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund.
What is the West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund?
The West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund is supported through the Leeds City Region Growth Deal – a £1 billion package of Government investment through the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to accelerate growth and create jobs across Leeds City Region.