Road Routes Affecting Flockton – Public Consultation Sessions

At Council on 7 November 2018, the Motion proposed by Cllr Richard Smith & Seconded by Cllr John Taylor was approved by the Council. This committed the Cabinet to:

“undertake an assessment of any impact upon the village of Flockton & B6118 from the NKOR and A62 scheme and to ensure that due consideration is given to the issues in Flockton prior to any work starting on either of these road schemes.”

What we would like to do is encourage as many people as possible to comment on this proposal once it becomes available and to ask what the impact will be on B6118 and Flockton itself, as the Motion has committed them to considering this impact.  (Please read full information, below the session dates).

Details of Proposed Open public sessions:

Thursday 6th December 2018 3-7pm @ Bradley & Colnebridge WMC
Colne Bridge Rd, Huddersfield HD5 0RH

MONDAY 10TH DECEMBER 2018 3-7PM @ THE ROOM, BRIGHOUSE
The Old Town Hall, Thornton Square, Brighouse HD6 1EA

TUESDAY 11TH DECEMBER 2018 3-7PM @ ST THOMAS CHURCH BRADLEY
St Thomas Gardens, Huddersfield HD2 1SL

WEDNESDAY 12TH DECEMBER 2018 3-7PM @ HUDDERSFIELD TOWN HALL
Corporation St, Huddersfield HD1 2TA

MONDAY 7TH JANUARY 2019 3-7PM @ THE ROBERTTOWN (FORMER WMC)
Roberttown Ln, Liversedge WF15 7LT

TUESDAY 8TH JANUARY 2019 3-7PM @ BATTYEFORD BC PAVILION
442A Huddersfield Rd, Mirfield WF14 0EE

THURSDAY 10TH JANUARY 2019 3-7PM @ BRADLEY & COLNEBRIDGE WMC
Colne Bridge Rd, Huddersfield HD5 0RH


Plans to create £69m Cooper Bridge bypass to M62 finally revealed.


Full information

At Council on November 7th, the Motion proposed by Cllr Richard Smith & Seconded by Cllr John Taylor was approved by the Council. This committed the Cabinet to:

“undertake an assessment of any impact upon the village of Flockton & B6118 from the NKOR and A62 scheme and to ensure that due consideration is given to the issues in Flockton prior to any work starting on either of these road schemes.”

This is helpful timing as the proposed improvements to the A62 are now coming forward for public consultation. Importantly on December 5th the proposals for changes at Cooper Bridge will be made public. These involved the creation of a new road from between Bradley Bar and the Railway Viaduct to connect up to the Brighouse M62 junction. It is stated that this has the potential to remove 1500 cars an hour at peak times from the three Nuns roundabout.

Clearly this new road has the potential to make journeys from A62 to the M62 at Cooper Bridge easier and this therefore has the potential to attract more traffic to use this route and hence up the B6118 and through to Flockton to access the M1.

What we would like to do is encourage as many people as possible to comment on this proposal once it becomes available and to ask what the impact will be on B6118 and Flockton itself, as the Motion has committed them to considering this impact.  I would also like people to ask what assessment has been done of the potential impact on air quality and road safety.  It is worth remembering that each individual is entitled to submit a comment, so I would encourage households where there is more than one adult that each individual submit a comment but ensure that they are not identical as otherwise they will be dismissed, just change around the order of the points made and change some of the words so each submission is counted individually.  The aim is to get as many submissions as possible so that once more the need for a Bypass is self evident and keeps the issue live.

There are also a number of public consultation sessions and I have copied the details of these below, clearly the ones at the WMC by Mama & Papas will be the nearest but if you are able to attend any of these and view the proposals and ask questions about the Flcokton impact, this again would be very helpful.  Once the website link to the public consultation goes live on 5th December I will share this so people can log on and add comments.

Cllr. John Taylor