No resolution at problem junction

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No action will be taken to ease traffic problems as motorists continue to ignore parking restrictions at a busy Brighouse junction.

Councillors have been trying to introduce restrictions at the corner of Granny Hall Lane and Halifax Road since last year.

Despite a review at the site by Calderdale Council highway officers and acknowledging there is a problem, no action will be taken.

Councillor Scott Benton (Con, Brighouse) said: “We appealed against the original decision but despite a review, the original decision is to stand and no action will be taken. The residents I have spoken to about this share my disappointment that despite recognising that this is a problem, the council are not prepared to take any action to address this problem.”

In a statement to Brighouse councillors on appealing the decision, highway officials said: “The appeal panel were in agreement with the original review panel in that the introduction of a no loading restriction would not solve the problem. However they were of the opinion that it may alleviate a small portion of the problem that would make the motorist think twice about parking in the existing yellow lines.

“There is no doubt that the site visits did evidence non-compliance with the existing double yellow lines, however they stayed firm on their opinion that the introduction of a loading restriction would only be effective with the continual presence of a civil enforcement officer and this is not a reasonable, practical or an efficient use of resources.

“The appeal panel did agree that should there be a future TRO amendment done in this area of Brighouse that further consideration to a solution should be given to this location. But until this time, no further action should be taken.”