Councillor welcomes progress on Huddersfield Road junction

Plans to remodel the junction of Huddersfield Road and Stamford Road have moved a step further, with a survey of over 150 local residents whose houses are closest to the junction having gone out this week, so that planners can work with parking needs and current access.

Local Liberal Democrat councillor Sam Al-Hamdani, who organised for the survey to happen, said: “People have been shocked by the two fatal incidents which have happened right outside their own houses. Just last week a car was overturned in an incident at the top of Dunham Street. 

“With limited parking being a very pressing issue, I wanted to make sure that this survey took place at the start of planning – so residents’ requirements came baked into the design work.

“We need Stamford Road to be safer, and it is great that the highways team have responded to the need and are bringing forward designs.”

The highways team are currently in discussions with TfGM, with a view to new designs being brought forward mid-summer.

Local Liberal Democrat campaigner Alicia Marland said: “There are a number of road safety hotspots in the ward, and living here, you have a familiarity with what the local needs are. 

“I’ve been pressing for a new speed camera at Grotton for over two years – progress may be slow, but whether it’s this new junction, safety works that have been commissioned at Rhodes Hill in Lees, or campaigning for changes on Cooper Street outside the schools, we are hard at it.”

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