A plan for cable cars to transport shoppers and visitors high above Huddersfield should be revived, says MP Barry Sheerman.

Mr Sheerman revealed he is still keen for the ambitious plans to go ahead, despite them being scrapped by developers.

The original proposals involved a mile-long track with 16-seat gondolas suspended between Southgate in the town centre and the John Smith’s Stadium, where a leisure complex would be built.

The idea was originally mooted more than five years ago when plans for the HD One complex were developed.

Now Mr Sheerman has announced he is still keen for the cable car attraction despite developers Kirklees Stadium Development Ltd leaving them out from their initial planning application.

Mr Sheerman said: “We are still fighting to keep the cable car in the plan. It would be iconic. Nobody else has got a cable car.

The John Smith's Stadium site

“It would be fabulous to show what we can do in Huddersfield that is different to the rest of the country.

“It could take thousands of people from the station and zip them along to the leisure complex.”

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The plans were left out of planning application reports when they were originally submitted in 2013, due to fears it would slow down the process.

Kirklees Council’s head of regeneration Ken Gillespie said afterwards: “As we understand it, the cable car was withdrawn from the original application to enable the developers to progress with the scheme at a faster pace.

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“However, there is still opportunity for the cable car to be added back in at a later date following further planning and investigating.”

HD One is a huge £100m shopping and leisure complex planned for the site next to the stadium, generating four million tourists a year.

The attraction has seen plans approved for a 150-bed four-star Radisson hotel, with plans also submitted for a ski slope.