KIRKLEES Council plans to give a facelift to the area around Huddersfield bus station have been welcomed.
The council is proposing a new, modern look for a triangular area of land between Market Street and the bus station.
Now, the site is paved with normal slabs and has benches and a pigeon-feeding table.
Under the council's plans, it would have decorative paving, improved seating and lighting, more CCTV coverage, more trees, decorative railings, a space for exhibitions and events and, possibly, a kiosk or street cafe.
The site is also expected to offer cycle parking facilities, improved signs, better access into the town centre for disabled people and better access for service vehicles.
The plans for the Macaulay Street triangle are Phase Three in the Huddersfield Renaissance Town Initiative.
This is a joint project involving the council, Huddersfield Pride, the university, residents and businesses.
Under the initiative, designers David Lock Associates are developing a vision for how the town centre may look in 20 years.
Proposals they have devised for other phases of the initiative have caused controversy.
The controversial plans include a scheme to redevelop The Piazza shopping area and Huddersfield Public Library.
Kirklees is seeking people's views on the plans for Macaulay Street.
A staffed exhibition bus visited Upperhead Row on Saturday so that people could inspect the phase three proposals and artists' drawings.
The Examiner went along to the exhibition, to see what the public thought of the plans.
* The bus is at Kirklees Information Point, Civic Centre 1 in High Street from today.
It can be seen there until Friday.
It is open from 8.45am to 5.15pm until Thursday and from 8.45am to 4.45pm on Friday.