MARSDEN residents are celebrating new plans for road safety measures in the village.
Kirklees Council highways officials are reviewing the speed limit on Manchester Road at Clough Head.
It could fall from 40mph to 30mph.
The review comes after approaches by Clr Gordon Beever and Marsden community activist Dorothy Lindley.
Both have passed on residents' concerns about the speed of cars entering Marsden from the Oldham direction.
Cars pass houses on Warrington Terrace when they enter the village and have to negotiate a bad bend.
Mrs Lindley, of Station Road, said: "The corner there has seen many accidents.
"People don't realise what a sharp bend it is and lose control of the car.
"Any council action will be an improvement," she added.
Cars coming into Marsden from the Oldham direction now only have to slow to 40mph.
But highways officials and residents want a 30mph limit introduced where houses begin, at Warrington Terrace.
Officials also want to introduce new signs at that point, warning drivers of the bad bend near Warrington Terrace.
``Slow" signs will be introduced and changes will also be made to the hatching marks on the road.
A highways department spokesman said: "We have gone out and consulted residents and we have written them letters.
"It gives us the chance to tell people what we want to do and let them make suggestions."
He said the council would try and use the public's ideas in the final scheme.
Mrs Lindley said: "It is good, because everybody has the opportunity to have their say. It might be that some people have better suggestions than what is being proposed.
" The more people who have a say, the better. People who live in the village appreciate the problems best."
Once a scheme has been decided, legal notices of the intended changes will be displayed to give people a chance to object formally.
If there are no objections, the plans will go ahead.
If formal objections are made, the matter will be referred to the council Cabinet for a decision.
The work could start early next year.
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