Calderdale Council’s new Tory-led Cabinet is pressing on with plans to scrap the two unpopular policies which saw Labour dumped out of power.
Labour were ousted after stalling on a decision to end evening parking charges, backed at a council budget meeting in February.
And there was also concern over £2 million improvement plans for the Hipperholme crossroads.
The Labour Cabinet was seeking compulsory purchase orders (CPO) for land, which had been opposed by local people.
Now the new-look Cabinet is ready to scrap the evening parking charges in local shopping centres and Halifax town centre and throw out the CPOs and look for “alternative solutions” to relieve traffic congestion at Hipperholme.
Clr David Kirton, Tory councillor for Hipperholme and Lightcliffe, welcomed the decisions and said: “I am pleased that the new Conservative-led Cabinet have been willing to listen to the views of local people.
“Everybody who has spoken to me on this subject has been angry at the way Labour were forcing their plans onto the area.”
Fellow Tory councillor Graham Hall (Northowram & Shelf) said proper public consultation was needed.
“The council needs to talk more widely with people from Hipperholme and surrounding areas,” said Clr Hall.
“We need to find an acceptable solution that preserves Hipperholme village centre, meets the needs of the local community and is not linked to previous proposals, or to any future new housing development, as we have had enough new building in Hipperholme.”
Recently-introduced parking charges will also go and Brighouse Tory councillor Scott Benson said the charges had hit trade.
“These charges were having an adverse effect on small, local businesses and that is not what a council should be about,” he said.
Tory councillor Stephen Baines took over as council leader in what Clr Swift described as a “cynical coup.”