Another popular parking spot in Huddersfield is now off limits to motorists.
Kirklees Council has removed all the parking spaces on Peel Street next to Huddersfield Town Hall and replaced them with a yellow line.
It had been thought the move was only temporary for the duration of roof repairs on the historic building. They are due to start within days and will take many months to complete.
But the council has now confirmed the ten spaces will not be coming back.
It has revealed the pavement alongside Queensgate Market will be widened, meaning there won’t be room to park anymore.
The road is used by many bus services leaving the town centre.
A spokesperson said: “The yellow line is permanent which means that there will be no parking on Peel Street from 6am to 6pm.
“The restriction has been put in place so that the footpath on the other side of the road can be widened to improve access for pedestrians and those catching buses.
“The parking restriction will ensure that we can keep traffic moving even when a bus is at one of the stops.”
It's the latest reduction in town centre parking, after:
- Repairs at the nearby bus station car park in Upperhead Row left hundreds of spaces out of use.
- About half the parking spaces at Springwood were lost when the new sports centre was built.
- More recently spaces around the old sports centre have been lost, including the Pine Street multi-storey.
- Plans are also underway to build on a 250-space council parking zone at St Andrews Road.