RESIDENTS of Primrose Hill welcomed major improvements to their estate.
Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing (KNH), Kirklees Highways Development Service and contractor DCT Civil Engineering have created a ‘home zone’ in the area to make the estate more pedestrian friendly.
It includes redesigned road and footpath layouts, a lowered speed limit and traffic calming measures. Car owners have also benefited from better parking.
“The key benefit of a home zone is that it turns a residential street into valued public place,” said Khalid Muneer, a highways engineer.
KNH has also improved the appearance of the houses on the estate by adding canopies and renovating walls, gates and render.
The £1.5m project has gone down well with local residents, many of whom particularly appreciated the way that contractors quickly dealt with any problems, even clearing paths and helping to push cars during the severe winter weather. The regeneration scheme was officially opened by the Mayor of Kirklees, Clr Julie Stewart-Turner, helped by local schoolboy, Parash Jain, who had shown a keen interest in the scheme since work began. KNH Chief Executive, Simon Rogers, said: “This scheme is a really good example of how different organisations can work together with local people to improve homes and communities, two key concerns for KNH.”