Campaign group set up in battle against new crossroad scheme

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Residents have set up a campaign group in opposition to the proposed scheme at Hipperholme crossroads.

An open day will take place at Christ Church, Hipperholme, today between 11am and 8pm giving residents the chance to view the proposals put forward by Calderdale Council.

The Council, together with the Department for Transport’s local pinch point fund is investing £3.4million to reduce journey times between one and seven minutes on the surrounding roads that lead up to Hipperholme crossroads. It will also make it safer for pedestrians crossing the roads that make up the junction.

The campaign group has put up a questionnaire in the village shops asking people if they are in favour of the proposals.

Bob Horne from the group said: “There will be other things we are doing when we have had chance to look at the plans.

“But it seems we have not yet found anyone in favour of the road proposals. The questionnaire at Colin’s News which is one and a half pages of signatures, has no one in favour of them. But we will see what the response is from people and the other shops there.”

He said what he can’t understand is that if Hipperholme crossroads are the 36th most congested in West Yorkshire why has funding not been granted for the first 35.

The group will meet again after people have seen the plans today and discuss how they will move forward.

The open day is an opportunity to look at the plans so far and answer any questions.