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.

Following consideration of the feedback received a new scheme design was developed and the local community was again invited to comment on the new proposals in September 2019. Subsequently, and after additional consultation with the local business community, further amendments were made to those proposals. A plan showing our latest proposals can be viewed using the link on this page.

In June 2020 the West Yorkshire Combined Authority approved the outline business case for the project which is based on the revised design. This enables us to proceed with the development of the design for the scheme and submit its planning application.

The scheme aims to:

  • 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

We are now undertaking a number of surveys within the area of the scheme to enable the design and planning application to be developed.

Once our design is developed, we will share details with the local community and invite people to share their views on our proposals, before submitting our planning application.

We plan to submit our full business case to the West Yorkshire Combined Authority in summer 2021, subject to its approval and us securing all necessary consents we expect to commence construction early in 2022.

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