Project overview

In March 2019 local residents and businesses were invited to have their say on the initial plans to ease congestion through the town centre and improve public areas.

Results from this engagement showed you wanted:

  • to encourage cycling and walking
  • to retain the original character of Holmfirth
  • to improve traffic flow
  • to see more parking
  • an area for 'pop-up' markets
  • better links to the river
  • to encourage tourism

You agreed that at times there were issues with vehicles and wanted HGVs removing from the town centre. You didn't want the link road through Hollowgate.

We have listened to your feedback and revised our plans. We hope that by making the revised improvements we can:

  • ease congestion in Holmfirth
  • improve efficiency and journey time reliability for all road users
  • create better access for local residents, workers and business owners
  • create a more attractive environment for residents, businesses and visitors
  • enhance the area as a tourist destination

Map of the plans

Next steps

The dates below outline the proposed key milestones in which the council is currently working towards delivering this project:

Schedule for the Holmfirth Town Centre Access Plan
Date Activity
Monday 9 September 2019 - Friday 27 September 2019 Public engagement is open.
See the plans at our exhibitions:
Huddersfield Library
Holmfirth Library
Thursday 26 September 2019 View the plans and ask questions at our exhibition between 9am and 7pm:
Holmfirth Civic Hall
October - November 2019 Analysis of engagement; submission of the Outline Business Case to the West Yorkshire Combined Authority. This is done to secure funding to proceed with a preferred option for the scheme.
Winter 2019 - Spring 2020 Subject to approved funding the preferred option will be developed with surveys and additional environmental assessments being undertaken.
Spring 2020 - Summer 2020 Develop detailed design and planning application.
Summer 2020 Submission of the full business case to the Combined Authority for approval to go out to tender.
Summer 2020 - Winter 2020 Out to tender for a contractor, submission of costs to the Combined Authority for approval to construct the scheme.
2021 Construction begins

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