Information for residents

Celebrate the Tour de France, and watch the world’s greatest cycling event here on Sunday 6 July 2014.

What to expect on the day

Over 200 roads will close for 8 hours or more in order to deliver the race. As a result some residents usual vehicle arrangements will be affected.

The majority of the roads scheduled for closure will close to all vehicles at 7.30am on Sunday 6th July, with a few exceptions in the Holme/Holmbridge areas

Roads will re-open after the cyclists have passed, and once all race infrastructure including barriers, gantries, and spectators are no longer in the road. This means roads may be closed in excess of 8 hours on Sunday 6th July.

In addition, some temporary parking restrictions will be in force, along the race route and some side roads from 6pm on Friday 4th July in the Holme/Holmbridge areas. This means that if you usually park your car on the race route, or on a road which is affected by temporary parking restrictions, you must move your car to a nearby unrestricted road.

Please note:
Any car parked on the race route after 7pm on Saturday 5th July will be towed away.

We recommend that you move your car well in advance of the 7pm deadline on Saturday 5th in order to secure a space, as we expect many households will be hosting visitors that weekend, putting additional strain on on-street parking.

We do not underestimate the inconvenience arrangements for the Tour de France may cause you, and we thank you sincerely for your patience and cooperation. Opportunities to host world-class events in Kirklees are beyond rare and so we hope you are able to make the most of this once-in-a-lifetime experience to see the world's biggest free sporting event right here on our doorstep.

Holmbridge and Hinchcliffe Mill parking permits

Properties in Holmbridge and Hinchcliffe Mill affected by the closure of the route and temporary parking restrictions have all received a residents parking permit.

In addition to the route closure, there are also some advance road closures operating from 6pm on Friday 4th July in Holme Village, and the area around Digley, leading back up to Greenfield Road. These closures are to protect residents living in these areas.

Please note:
If you travel along these routes usually you will need to use an alternative route from 6pm on Friday until Sunday evening.

Temporary parking restrictions will be in force along the race route and some side roads from 8am on Friday 4th July. Vehicles which usually park on Woodhead Road must be moved off the race route by 7pm at the latest on Saturday 5th July.

Those affected may make private arrangements with another landowner, or park on any unrestricted road; alternatively, they may use the Residents’ Parking Permit to park on one of the roads which have been reserved for use by residents displaying this permit only:

Only 1 permit per household has been issued, as the parking capacity of side streets in Holmbridge and Hinchliffe Mill is extremely limited and these streets are already used by existing residents to park their own cars. We understand that many households will have more than one car. If this applies to you, we recommend that you move one car to an unrestricted road, and use the parking permit to park your other vehicle in a restricted street nearby. This means that most residents will be able to have one vehicle nearby their home.

Any visitors you are expecting must park either on private land (for example your driveway), in a car park or on an unrestricted road.

Any car parked on the race route, or on a restricted road without displaying this permit after 7pm on Saturday 5th July will be towed away.

Holme and Digley residents access permits

As well as the closures operating along the route, there are also some advance road closures operating from 6pm on Friday 4th July in Holme Village, and the area around Digley, leading back up to Greenfield Road. These advance closures are designed to restrict access in this area to residents and their pre-authorised visitors only, so that campervans, motorhomes and spectators are excluded from parking on narrow residential roads which are required for pedestrians and emergency access on race day.

Residents in the affected area have received 2 Residents Access Permits which they will need to display in their vehicle windscreen to be able to pass through the stewarded closure points on the roads listed:

This permit can also be used to park on the road outside your home if you do not have any other off-road alternative. You may not park AT ANY TIME on:

  • Fieldhead Lane
  • Digley Royde Lane
  • Greengate Road

Only 2 Residents Access Permits will be issued per household, in order to strictly limit on-street parking. Please take care of your permits as no replacements will be issued.

Access for your visitors, customers and employees

We understand that some people will also require additional access through the closures for various other reasons. Some of these reasons could include:

  • You are having personal visitors to stay with you
  • You have opened a campsite and have customers visiting you
  • You have organised an event and you have suppliers who need to get to your site
  • You are a working farm or business and have employees who need to get to you
  • You simply want to have additional permits so that all members of your household have access to your property

Provided that in all of the above circumstances you have provided off-road parking at your property or on your event site for these visitors, you can apply to us to send you a personalised Events Access Permit.

This is an electronic permit and will be emailed to you, so that you can then email it on to those you wish to give access to.

Unlike residents access permits, event access permits cannot be used to park on any closed/restricted road. If you issue these permits it is your responsibility to provide off-road parking for each vehicle.

To apply for an Event Access Permit, email tim.lawrence@kirklees.gov.uk by 27th June, stating:

  • Your name
  • The reason you require the permit and the name of your event
  • Your address, and location of the event
  • Your mobile telephone number

No vehicles will be able to drive on closed roads even with a permit after 7:30am on Sunday 6th July

We recommend that you move your car well in advance of the 7pm deadline on Saturday 5th in order to secure a space, as we expect many households will be hosting visitors that weekend, putting additional strain on off-street parking.