A GROUP of Milnsbridge residents has won a parking battle.
Norman Graham - who is disabled - and his wife, Doreen, have been campaigning for double yellow lines to be painted outside their George Street home, after sometimes being unable to park there because of other drivers.
Businesses also had problems, with lorry drivers having problems negotiating parked cars.
A 30-name petition was sent to Colne Valley Labour MP Kali Mountford. She passed it to Kirklees Council's Highways Department and also asked for the changes.
Kirklees has now agreed to look at changing the limited daytime restrictions to double yellow lines - with no parking at any time.
The curbs would apply to a 30-metre stretch of the street. The stretch features residents' permit parking and limited waiting.
The rest of George Street is subject to no waiting on Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm, and between 8am and 12.30pm on Saturdays.
Ms Mountford said: "I am always encouraged when local people put forward solutions to local problems and have them accepted by the powers that be.
"I hope these changes will make a real difference to the lives of George Street residents."
Mr Graham, 69, said: "The double yellow lines may help to keep people from parking in front of our door and windows.
"If you speak to motorists about it now you just get a lot of abuse.
"There are people who park here all day - but you never see a traffic warden," he added.
Mr Graham said more wardens were needed to enforce any new measures.
But although he is pleased that restrictions may be tightened, he was still pessimistic.
He said: "I was speaking to a traffic warden, who said that even when double yellow lines are painted, people ignore them.
"We need additional wardens to ensure the double yellow lines are properly policed."
It is expected that any new parking curbs will be in place within the next 12 months.