Cabinet to meet

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The controversial Hipperholme crossroads scheme is et to be discussed at the new look Conservative Cabinet on tonight (Monday) at Halifax Town Hall.

The Cabinet could reject the compulsory purchase of land at Hipperholme crossroads, following widespread opposition to recent plans for changes to the traffic system.

Calderdale Council will now be looking for alternative solutions to relieve the traffic problems which are acceptable to local residents.

“I’m pleased that the new Conservative led Cabinet have been willing to listen to the views of local people,” said Coun David Kirton.

“Everybody who has spoken to me on this subject has been angry at the way Labour were forcing their plans on to the area.”

“The Council needs to talk more widely with people from Hipperholme and surrounding areas,” added Cllr Graham Hall, “and find an acceptable solution that preserves Hipperholme village centre, meets the needs of the local community and is not linked to previous proposals, or to any future new housing development, as we have had enough new building in Hipperholme”.