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New highway link through Holmfirth centre

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Dear Kirklees Borough Council,
Qu: Have you considered any other positions for the new bridge which will preserve the historic centre of Holmfirth?
Qu: What is your objective for the building of a new bridge?
Qu: Have you specifically reconsidered the 1988-90 plan which proposed a bridge between Station Road (from car park near Wagstaffs) through Crown Bottom and School Street to Huddersfield Road?
Point: This would protect the important Victoria Street and Hollowgate from traffic
Qu: If the answer is yes, please release the pros and cons?
Qu: Have you considered any other options for improving the flow of traffic through Holmfirth?

Yours faithfully,

Anne Bacon

Freedom Info, Kirklees Borough Council

Dear Ms Bacon

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I will respond to you in due course.

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Information Governance Team
Legal, Governance & Monitoring
Telephone: 01484 221000 (voice activated switchboard – please ask for Freedom of Information)

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Freedom Info, Kirklees Borough Council

Dear Ms Bacon

18138 - New highway link through Holmfirth centre

I am writing in response to your request dated 29 August 2018. This has been dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

The Council’s response to your specific questions is set out below:

Qu: Have you considered any other positions for the new bridge which will preserve the historic centre of Holmfirth?
Answer: Yes - Potential options are considered in line with the objectives of the scheme

Qu: What is your objective for the building of a new bridge?
Answer: The objectives of a transport scheme in Holmfirth are to: reduce congestion, provide benefit to all road users and allow for a much improved pedestrian environment not only on Victoria Street but within the wider localised area.

Qu: Have you specifically reconsidered the 1988-90 plan which proposed a bridge between Station Road (from car park near Wagstaffs) through Crown Bottom and School Street to Huddersfield Road?
Point: This would protect the important Victoria Street and Hollowgate from traffic.

Answer: Potential options are considered in line with the objectives of the scheme.

Qu: If the answer is yes, please release the pros and cons?

Answer: Option appraisal work is ongoing.

Qu: Have you considered any other options for improving the flow of traffic through Holmfirth?

Answer: Potential options are being considered in line with the objectives of the scheme.

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