FINAL plans for the £4m redevelopment of St George’s Square have been submitted.
Kirklees Council’s economic development service is seeking permission from planning officials for the revamp.
The final plans will see water fountains in front of the station and a ‘water wall’ cascade in the square.
The roundabout between the George Hotel and Britannia Buildings will be replaced by a piazza designed to stage outdoor events for up to 10,000 spectators.
The statue of Huddersfield-born former Prime Minister Harold Wilson will be moved.
Buses and taxis will run on a realigned Railway Street.
Car drivers will reach the railway station and the George via a special approach from John William Street.
Parking spaces will remain the same.
The whole area will be landscaped, including trees.
The scheme, produced by Kirklees and Whitelaw Turkington Landscape Architects in Leeds, is the result of two years consultation with the public.
Council planning officers are expected to decide whether to give the scheme permission after November 30.
If they give the go-ahead work is expected to start next February and finish in October.