MP’s bid for new road
Jun 13 2008 by Neil Atkinson, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
DEWSBURY MP Shahid Malik has held more discussions with Yorkshire Water chief, Kevin Whiteman, in an attempt to seek a long term solution to the problems of heavy lorry traffic on a YW site.
He is championing residents’ concerns over lorries coming and going at the Mitchell Laithes site in Earlsheaton.
Mr Malik said: “I stressed to Mr Whiteman my belief that not only are the current arrangements not working but that in my view they were incapable of working.
“I have left him a very clear and loud message, namely, that the only long term solution would require a major multi-million pound investment by Yorkshire Water in building an alternative access road.”
Mr Malik said he had received numerous complaints from residents that dozens of HGVs en route to the Mitchell Laithes treatment works are making life a misery.
The Dewsbury MP said that he would vigorously fight to keep the issue on the agenda and ultimately, to achieve the fair outcome that the people of Earlsheaton deserve.
Yorkshire Water chief executive Mr Whiteman said he was very sympathetic to the plight of local residents and was committed to finding a solution.