A MIRFIELD councillor wants Kirklees Council to postpone an important decision on a contentious road scheme until after the Easter holidays.
Clr Martyn Bolt says the timing of the debate and decision on the controversial £12m gyratory scheme at Cooper Bridge will exclude many interested people from taking part.
He said: "When this idea was first raised at a public meeting in Roberttown, there were about 400 people present. As the intended decision date, April 12, falls within our school Easter break, a great number of them may be away at that time".
The idea is to replace the mini- roundabout and traffic lights at the notorious bottle-neck near the Dumb Steeple at Cooper Bridge with a larger `gyratory system' with traffic lights.
It is part of a Kirklees Council cabinet proposal for the Kirklees Strategic Economic Zone, although part of the roundabout and the adjoining Cooper Bridge Road section of the A62 are in Calderdale.
The scheme is also widely seen as a prerequisite to allow development on Mirfield Moor.
Clr Bolt has concerns over aspects of the scheme.
He said: "It is acknowledged by the authors of reports on these road works that spending such a massive amount of money will have little effect on traffic conditions in total."
And he said: "It does not take into account the 30 acre development on Mirfield Moor and the 1,000 jobs that is intended to generate.
"In short it is a road to nowhere and a recipe for chaos."