A busy car park in Huddersfield will close next week to make way for a new factory.

Polyseam Services, of Aspley, wants to build the factory on the Kirklees Council car park in St Andrew’s Road.

Around 50 new jobs will be created as part of the move by the firm which is a successful exporter of professional sealants, adhesives and fillers.

But there are concerns at the vanishing car park spaces.

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The 200-capacity long-stay car park is used by workers at businesses in Huddersfield and by fans going to the nearby John Smith’s Stadium. It is also convenient for the town centre and University of Huddersfield.

There has been concern at the recent reduction in car parking places in Huddersfield.

The council-owned Pine Street car park was closed so the old Huddersfield Sports Centre, off Southgate, could be demolished.

St. Andrew's Road, car park to close - St. Andrew's Road, Huddersfield.

And car parking spaces were lost when the new Huddersfield Leisure Centre was built on the site of the former Spring Grove car park in Springwood.

But Kirklees Council says there is adequate parking for people visiting the town centre, and says St Andrew’s Road is “not heavily used” by fans on match days.

A council spokesman said: “The car park will close from midnight on May 16, following the sale of the site for development.

“We can confirm that there is adequate car parking around Huddersfield for people working in, or visiting, the town centre.

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“We do not anticipate that the closure of St Andrews Road will have a significant impact on fans parking on match days.

“St Andrews Road is not heavily used on match days and most fans use the private sector operated car parks either at the stadium or close to it on Leeds Road, or make alternative travel arrangements.

“A full list of council car parks can be found at www.kirklees.gov.uk/parking .”

Polyseam won planning permission last year to build the new factory.

Kirklees Council’s strategic planning committee voted unanimously in favour of the development which will include offices, a product research unit and a private car park, and drawings show there is potential for further expansion.