Cross Church Street and Queensgate Improvements

Kirklees Council has been working in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, developing a proposal to make improvements to Cross Church Street and Queensgate in Huddersfield town centre.

The Huddersfield Blueprint

On 26 June, Kirklees Council launched the Huddersfield Blueprint - a 10 year vision to create a thriving, modern-day town centre. The ambitious plan aims to deliver five key objectives for Huddersfield town centre: a vibrant culture, art, leisure and nightlife offer; thriving businesses; a great place to live; improving access; and enhanced public spaces.

It focuses on regenerating six key areas of the town centre: Station Gateway; St Peter's; Kingsgate and King Street; New Street; the Civic Quarter; and a new Cultural Heart in the Queensgate and Piazza area.

To learn more about the Huddersfield Blueprint, visit: kirklees.gov.uk/HuddersfieldBlueprint (opens in a new tab)

Cross Church Street and Queensgate Improvements

These proposed works at Cross Church Street and Queensgate will support the Blueprint by improving access to the new Cultural Heart, Kingsgate Shopping Centre and surrounding areas, through a focus on pedestrians and cyclists. We recommend that you view the plans presented in the images and documents sections of this webpage, or visit our exhibition or a drop-in event (details in the Key Dates section of this webpage), and we welcome your feedback and comments on our proposed improvements.

Cross Church Street

Plans for improvements to Cross Church Street and Queen Street have been developed to enhance the town centre's public space.

Proposed improvements on Cross Church Street include:

  • New pedestrian and cycle zones
  • Restrictions to motor vehicle access
  • Cyclists permitted to travel in both directions
  • Improved paving, appropriate for pedestrian and cycle zones
  • New cycle parking

These improvements aim to:

  • Allow people to move around and across the town more easily by bike or on foot and linking local cycle routes
  • Create a clean, attractive environment which encourages people to spend time in the town centre
  • Increase the footfall in the town centre, to promote business growth and investment

These streets will allow cyclists to travel in both directions but the existing one-way arrangements for motor vehicles will remain.

The restricted part of Queen Street will be block-paved in the road area to match King Street, and Cross Church Street will have different block-paving in the road area to indicate the Pedestrian and Cycle Zone. The footways will be paved with high quality local Yorkstone, with new street furniture provided.

Huddersfield Free Town Bus

The improvements will require a change to the route of Huddersfield's free town bus. It is proposed that the bus would continue along Queensgate, turning left at Shorehead roundabout onto Southgate, and then left onto Southgate, and then left onto Kirkgate before picking up the existing route on Lord Street. This would mean changes to where the bus stops.

CityConnect

This scheme is funded by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority's CityConnect programme which is delivering improvements to cycling and walking infrastructure and routes across the region. Working in partnership with councils across West Yorkshire and York, it aims to improve and encourage more people to make more every day journeys by bike or on foot. The CityConnect programme is seeking funding through the West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund to deliver a wider range of transport infrastructure projects across West Yorkshire. To learn more about CityConnect, please visit: cyclecityconnect.co.uk (opens in a new tab)

Queensgate

Plans have been developed to improve four key locations on busy routes to the south of Huddersfield town centre, where there are delays, queuing traffic, and limited facilities for pedestrians and cyclists.

Queensgate is one of those locations, on Huddersfield Ring Road, linking to Cross Church Street and Shorehead Roundabout.

Proposed improvements on Queensgate include:

  • New and improved crossings at Shorehead roundabout and Wakefield Road
  • Reduced pedestrian crossing distance on Zetland Street and Queen Street with an improved junction area
  • Wider cycle and pedestrian spaces on Queensgate
  • Footway and highway resurfacing, landscaping and area enhancements

These improvements aim to:

  • Help to link the university to the town centre
  • Better manage ring road traffic
  • Make crossing the road easier

These changes to the road layout will allow traffic on the ring road to be managed better. Widened footways will allow cyclists and pedestrians to share the space. Traffic light controlled crossings in front of the University will be changed sto enable crossing Queensgate in one go.

Huddersfield Southern Corridors

The other junctions that are a part of the Huddersfield Southern Corridors are: Folly Hall, Lockwood Bar and Longroyd Bridge. We will be going out to public engagement on these junctions in autumn 2019. Please register to our site to be updated when this engagement opportunity will be available.

West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund

This scheme is funded by the West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund and the Leeds City Region Growth Deal - a £1 billion package of Government investment through the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP), delivered by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority to accelerate growth and create jobs across Leeds City Region.

Have your say

We recommend that you view our plans that are provided in the images and documents library sections of this webpage, before providing your comments and feedback through the survey link below.

If you have any specific questions, please view our extensive list of FAQs. If you don't see the information you are looking for, please contact us by email: major.transport@westyorks-ca.gov.uk, or visit us at one of our events (details of which can be found in the key dates section of this webpage).



Kirklees Council has been working in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, developing a proposal to make improvements to Cross Church Street and Queensgate in Huddersfield town centre.

The Huddersfield Blueprint

On 26 June, Kirklees Council launched the Huddersfield Blueprint - a 10 year vision to create a thriving, modern-day town centre. The ambitious plan aims to deliver five key objectives for Huddersfield town centre: a vibrant culture, art, leisure and nightlife offer; thriving businesses; a great place to live; improving access; and enhanced public spaces.

It focuses on regenerating six key areas of the town centre: Station Gateway; St Peter's; Kingsgate and King Street; New Street; the Civic Quarter; and a new Cultural Heart in the Queensgate and Piazza area.

To learn more about the Huddersfield Blueprint, visit: kirklees.gov.uk/HuddersfieldBlueprint (opens in a new tab)

Cross Church Street and Queensgate Improvements

These proposed works at Cross Church Street and Queensgate will support the Blueprint by improving access to the new Cultural Heart, Kingsgate Shopping Centre and surrounding areas, through a focus on pedestrians and cyclists. We recommend that you view the plans presented in the images and documents sections of this webpage, or visit our exhibition or a drop-in event (details in the Key Dates section of this webpage), and we welcome your feedback and comments on our proposed improvements.

Cross Church Street

Plans for improvements to Cross Church Street and Queen Street have been developed to enhance the town centre's public space.

Proposed improvements on Cross Church Street include:

  • New pedestrian and cycle zones
  • Restrictions to motor vehicle access
  • Cyclists permitted to travel in both directions
  • Improved paving, appropriate for pedestrian and cycle zones
  • New cycle parking

These improvements aim to:

  • Allow people to move around and across the town more easily by bike or on foot and linking local cycle routes
  • Create a clean, attractive environment which encourages people to spend time in the town centre
  • Increase the footfall in the town centre, to promote business growth and investment

These streets will allow cyclists to travel in both directions but the existing one-way arrangements for motor vehicles will remain.

The restricted part of Queen Street will be block-paved in the road area to match King Street, and Cross Church Street will have different block-paving in the road area to indicate the Pedestrian and Cycle Zone. The footways will be paved with high quality local Yorkstone, with new street furniture provided.

Huddersfield Free Town Bus

The improvements will require a change to the route of Huddersfield's free town bus. It is proposed that the bus would continue along Queensgate, turning left at Shorehead roundabout onto Southgate, and then left onto Southgate, and then left onto Kirkgate before picking up the existing route on Lord Street. This would mean changes to where the bus stops.

CityConnect

This scheme is funded by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority's CityConnect programme which is delivering improvements to cycling and walking infrastructure and routes across the region. Working in partnership with councils across West Yorkshire and York, it aims to improve and encourage more people to make more every day journeys by bike or on foot. The CityConnect programme is seeking funding through the West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund to deliver a wider range of transport infrastructure projects across West Yorkshire. To learn more about CityConnect, please visit: cyclecityconnect.co.uk (opens in a new tab)

Queensgate

Plans have been developed to improve four key locations on busy routes to the south of Huddersfield town centre, where there are delays, queuing traffic, and limited facilities for pedestrians and cyclists.

Queensgate is one of those locations, on Huddersfield Ring Road, linking to Cross Church Street and Shorehead Roundabout.

Proposed improvements on Queensgate include:

  • New and improved crossings at Shorehead roundabout and Wakefield Road
  • Reduced pedestrian crossing distance on Zetland Street and Queen Street with an improved junction area
  • Wider cycle and pedestrian spaces on Queensgate
  • Footway and highway resurfacing, landscaping and area enhancements

These improvements aim to:

  • Help to link the university to the town centre
  • Better manage ring road traffic
  • Make crossing the road easier

These changes to the road layout will allow traffic on the ring road to be managed better. Widened footways will allow cyclists and pedestrians to share the space. Traffic light controlled crossings in front of the University will be changed sto enable crossing Queensgate in one go.

Huddersfield Southern Corridors

The other junctions that are a part of the Huddersfield Southern Corridors are: Folly Hall, Lockwood Bar and Longroyd Bridge. We will be going out to public engagement on these junctions in autumn 2019. Please register to our site to be updated when this engagement opportunity will be available.

West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund

This scheme is funded by the West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund and the Leeds City Region Growth Deal - a £1 billion package of Government investment through the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP), delivered by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority to accelerate growth and create jobs across Leeds City Region.

Have your say

We recommend that you view our plans that are provided in the images and documents library sections of this webpage, before providing your comments and feedback through the survey link below.

If you have any specific questions, please view our extensive list of FAQs. If you don't see the information you are looking for, please contact us by email: major.transport@westyorks-ca.gov.uk, or visit us at one of our events (details of which can be found in the key dates section of this webpage).