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What is the proposed scheme concept?
Cross Church Street and Queensgate schemes are a series of highways improvements to: Cross Church Street, Queen Street, Queensgate, King Street and Zetland Street, that are designed to support Kirklees Council's Blueprint ambitions by improving access to the new Cultural Heart, Kingsgate Shopping Centre and surrounding areas, through a focus on pedestrians and cyclists.
Why do we need to do something?
What will the scheme involve?
What will the scheme achieve?
What other options have you looked at?
Who is paying for the scheme?
The project is to be funded by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority through the West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund. The Council has to submit a business case to the Combined Authority for their approval for the scheme to proceed. If successful, we will receive the funding allocated to the scheme. We will not be using council tax or other council money. The funding of this scheme will not impact on other council services.
What is the West Yorkshire Combined Authority?
Can the money be spent on other projects?
When will you have the detailed design?
When will you start work on the improvements?
Will my comments by considered?
Who can take part? Can I tell other people to take part?
When can I take part?
How can I take part?
When will I find out the results?
What is the Blueprint?
What are the Huddersfield Southern Corridors?
Will you require planning permission to build the scheme?
What is the decision making process?
Will you be taking any land? Is my land/property at risk?
Some land will be needed from Huddersfield University for the Queensgate scheme. It is not expected that any other land will be required, changes will be made to the existing highway and pavement areas.
Will there be any changes to on-street parking?
Will any roadworks be carried out at night and what will you do to minimise any impact on residents/businesses?
Has any air quality monitoring been done?
Will air quality be measured after the alterations?
Will alterations results in a reduction in pollutant levels?
Will existing bus stops be improved?
Will there be any new bus stops?
Will the free town bus continue to operate?
How will the plans affect people on bikes?
How are you engaging with the public, businesses and stakeholders?
I work for a group/organisation and transport is important to the staff/business, can I take part in the engagement with shared views?
Are there other ways to take part or have a say?
What if I only want to comment on a specific area impacted by the proposed scheme?
If you don't feel that you can respond by the survey (which does allow for free text responses), you can write to us or send us an email:
FREEPOST Consultation Team (WYCA)
What engagement and feedback has already been collected?
Businesses on Cross Church Street have been contacted during the development of the plans to understand how they use the street.
At an early stage in the development of the Huddersfield Southern Corridors, a public engagement was done through writing to individuals and businesses who live within the areas of the four locations. At the time the plans were known as the Huddersfield Southern Gateways. Feedback from this engagement has informed the development of the Queensgate plan, and the other three locations, which will go out to public engagement in Autumn 2019.
Will you keep me updated on progress?