A CONTROVERSIAL crossing has been given the go-ahead.
Kirklees Council’s Cabinet decided on Wednesday to set up a puffin crossing on New Mill Road in Wooldale.
Several residents spoke against the plan at the meeting at Huddersfield Town Hall.
Holme Valley South’s three Conservative councillors all spoke at the meeting.
Clr Ken Sims and Clr Nigel Patrick were in favour of putting the puffin crossing near the five-way junction of New Mill Road, Bill Lane, Robert Lane and Springwood Road.
But Clr Donald Firth opposed the siting. He said: “I’m in favour of a crossing but not at that point because that junction is like Piccadilly Circus.”
Clr Firth believes the only way to make the road safer is to slow traffic. He said: “I was there this morning and people were going at 50mph in a 30mph zone. That road is dangerous and we need to slow the traffic down.”
Cabinet members unanimously supported putting the crossing near the junction.