What / Where is the Holmfirth town centre access plan?
The plan is a package of measures, which seeks to address the causes of vehicle-based congestion along the A6024 / A635 and Holmfirth town centre, thus reducing and making journey times more reliable. At the same time, the scheme will also look to improve highway facilities for residents, businesses, and users whilst also improving the town centre and public environment.
What will the plan involve?
Which other options have you looked at?
Why do we need to do something?
What do you hope to achieve by making the improvements?
> Create a more attractive environment for residents, businesses and visitors
> Ease traffic congestion in Holmfirth
> Improve efficiency and journey time reliability for all road users
> Create better access for local residents, workers and business owners
When will work start on site?
Who is paying for the improvements? Where is the money coming from?
Can the money be spent on other projects?
What is the West Yorkshire Combined Authority?
What is the decision making process?
When will you have the detailed design?
Following this public engagement, feedback received will be considered and options for improvement will be appraised in accordance with guidelines approved by the Department for Transport (DfT). This exhibition is to seek further input into the preferred scheme and to illustrate the delay savings it will deliver, and give residents opportunity to comment on the design before it is finalised.
After the submission and approval of the Outline Business Case, we will start work on a detailed design and prepare the documents for a planning application.
West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund
Will you be taking any land? Is my house at risk of demolition?
Will there be any changes to on-street parking?
Parking on Victoria Street will change in order to widen the footway and improve the public realm in front of the buildings, although this will be replaced.
Will any roadworks be carried out at night and what will you do to minimise any impact on residents?
Will I be compensated if the road or improvements disturb my property or decrease its value?
Will I be compensated if the road improvements increase noise levels in my property?
Has any air quality monitoring been done?
Will air quality be measured after the alterations?
Will the alterations result in a reduction in pollutant levels?
Do you need planning permission to do this work?
How will people who don't own vehicles benefit?
Will existing bus stops be improved?
Yes, we will look at existing bus stops along the route and in the town centre to identify any improvements that could be made (new shelters, RealTime information etc.)
Will there be a new bus stop outside my house?
Will any bus stops be taken away?
How are you engaging with the public?
Will my comments be considered, or have decisions already been made?
Who can take part?
How can I take part?
I work for a group/organisation and transport is important to the staff/business, can I take part in the engagement with shared views?
Yes. We welcome all views. Please make sure that you have permission to comment on behalf of your group/organisation.
Can I tell other people to take part?
Yes. Please share the link to this website with anyone you think would be interested in taking part. If you intend to submit a joint response behalf of a group/organisation, please share the link so people have the opportunity to provide an individual response, should they wish to do so.
Are there other ways to take part or have a say?
What is I only want to comment on a specific area impacted by the proposed scheme?
What difference will it make?
On 14th February 2018, the Council
determined its Revenue and Capital Budgets for 2018-2020. One of the related
issues concerned a recommendation to close Holmfirth Market as it was no longer
financially viable in the market hall. The Council ratified the
recommendation but has agreed that the market will continue to operate in the
market hall whilst discussions are held with any community groups or businesses
who are interested in taking over the market rights for Holmfirth to operate a
market elsewhere in the town.
Will you keep me updated on progress?