EXTRA parking spaces will be built at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary to alleviate traffic problems.
A Kirklees Council planning sub-committee has approved the move to create 52 new spaces at the hospital at Acre Street, Lindley.
The infirmary has suffered from traffic congestion problems for a long time. No objections were raised by the committee.
Clr Tony Brice said: “Obviously I support this because anything to relieve the traffic congestion in my ward is a good thing.
“I’m concerned that we gave them permission to build two multi-storey car parks and we’re still waiting.”
Clr Brice recommended a time limit be set on the building project, but the planning committee was unable to implement this.
In addition to extra parking spaces, three barriers will be put in place for cars entering and exiting the site.
The three major areas for expansion are on the south side of the site, between Circulation Road and Savile Road.
Six trees will be removed while building is in progress, with more trees to be planted after work is finished.
The application said: “The scheme is not considered to have any adverse effect on the residential amenities of any neighbours.”