ExaminerLive reports on Bypass Council Debate

Council Debate (Wednesday 18 September 2019)

Huddersfield ExaminarLive reports:

Frustration is growing over Kirklees Council's seeming unwillingness to act on pursuing a bypass for traffic-clogged Flockton village.

Now campaigners have called for a senior figure to step aside and allow someone with "energy" to negotiate the millions of pounds of funding needed for a relief road.

The comment was directed at Clr Peter McBride, deputy leader of the council, who some believe "lacks the will" to tackle the issue.

Politicians have been urged to "work as one" to find a solution.

For the second time this summer campaigners have appealed to the council to solve the Flockton issue, which can be traced back 80 years, and which locals claim is getting worse.

They say Flockton, on the outskirts of Huddersfield, has not benefited from a recently introduced 20mph speed limit and continues to be a cut through for motorists and HGVs.

And with only two visits by the police in six months they say Flockton has been left "out on a limb".

In a hard-hitting deputation delivered to councillors in Huddersfield Town Hall on behalf of Flockton Bypass Group, Dave Rawling said the lack of a bypass for Flockton had been "a problem for far too long".

And focusing on Labour veteran Clr McBride, who has previously said a bypass is a non-starter, Mr Rawling said the A637 Barnsley Road that snakes through the village was "certainly not fit to act as a major A road".

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Council Debate (Wednesday 18 September 2019)

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If thinking of attending, please try to be outside for before 5 pm as that is when most councillors arrive. There will be another 5 minute speech on the call for a bypass, followed by full Council debating this, which is expected to last for up to 15 minutes. You can watch in the public ante-room, inside the Town Hall, if you wish, and we believe (and hope) that the quality of audio-visual broadcast has been upgraded since July.

Link to the Agenda including Minutes from the July Meeting when our petition was handed in for verification. (Item 8 for Bypass Debate).

Link to archive recording of the Council session of Wednesday 18 September 2019. (Bypass was item 8 on the agenda and begins at time 01:02).

Listen to audio only (Bypass debate only)

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Road closure: Haigh Lane, Flockton 4-24 November 2019

Notification of TTRO
Our Ref: TTRO 11459
Date: 3rd September 2019
Location :- Road closure: Haigh Lane, Flockton
Extent: from A637 Barnsley Road to Haigh Bridge
Ward: Kirkburton Ward

This document is to notify yourselves of a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order that is to be raised for the above location

a) I attach a copy plan indicating the extent of the restriction and the diversionary route.
b) Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times.
c) Vehicular traffic will have access to the points of the restriction.
d) The Diversionary route will be:
Via Barnsley Road, Wakefield Road, Paul Lane, Moor Top Lane, Long Lane, Haigh Lane
Ward: Kirkburton Ward
e) The order will be effected on 4th November 2019 till 24th November 2019
f) Temporary traffic regulation order for Northern Gas Networks for a gas mains replacement.

If you would like any further information, please send your queries to:

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