We are seeking planning permission for major road improvements in Huddersfield

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We are moving forward with plans to improve the busy roads at Lockwood, Longroyd Bridge, Folly Hall and Queensgate, by submitting planning applications.

The council held a public consultation on the project which is known as “Huddersfield Southern Corridors” in 2019.  The aim of the scheme is to better manage traffic, reduce queues and improve conditions for cyclists and pedestrians.

We have submitted three planning applications and two related listed building consents for the scheme. The applications cover Queensgate, Longroyd Lane and  Lockwood Bar.

Where can I find more information?

Details can be found on the council’s planning portal by searching for the reference at www.kirklees.gov.uk/planning.  Anyone who would like to share their views can do so on the corresponding webpage.

Kirklees Portfolio Holder Cllr Peter McBride commented:

“By improving our road network around our major towns we not only make it easier to travel around the district but also help support our major regeneration schemes like the Huddersfield Blueprint. Well planned roads allow areas to grow and develop so that we can provide much needed housing, and employment opportunities for local people.

Better roads lead to less congestion by improving traffic flow whilst also making cyclists and pedestrians feel safer.  Less congestion means less carbon emissions and better air quality which is essential if we are to tackle the climate emergency.”

 

If planning consent is given the council will submit a final business case plus costs to the West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund in order to secure funding.

If the relevant planning and listed building consents are granted, the scheme could start on site as early as March 2021.

The Huddersfield Southern Corridors scheme forms part of wider plans to improve road access across Kirklees and is funded through 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.

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