ANOTHER Huddersfield street will become a pedestrian zone after ambitious plans were given the green light.
The move to bar traffic from a stretch of Byram Street has been confirmed by the Kirklees Council Cabinet after getting the thumbs up during public consultation last year.
Special arrangements will be made for some cars to go into the street to reach Huddersfield Parish Church at certain times.
The change is part of a council plan to improve streets at the St George's Square end of town.
The proposals focus on developing areas around Byram Street, Kirkgate, Wood Street, Westgate and Trinity Street.
Changes will include wider pavements made in quality stone, new benches and street furniture, improved lighting and CCTV cameras on buildings in Kirkgate.
The budget for the revamp is £875,000.
Clr David Payne, the Council Cabinet member responsible for environment and transport, welcomed the move but admitted there would be some loss of parking in the area.
He said: "We have worked hard with Huddersfield Parish Church, who had shown some concern, and we have listened to their worries about the proposals.
"We are all sure they agree the positives of the development now outweigh the negatives for them."
Kirklees Council leader Clr Kath Pinnock said:
"I am very pleased. I am glad that we have worked with the church and I am encouraged by their promise to monitor any work that will be done.
"It is something that they are obviously going to want to keep a very close eye on and we would not expect anything other than that."
Construction is set to start in June and should be completed by November.