DOUBLE yellow lines have appeared on a stretch of road favoured by office workers dodging Huddersfield's parking charges.

Whitehead Lane in Primrose Hill is just a short walk from the town centre.

Drivers commonly leave their vehicles there before strolling across a footbridge to their offices.

But yesterday morning, those arriving to park as usual found the new lines stretching all the way uphill.

The opposite side of the carriageway is regulated by residents' parking permits.

A Kirklees Council spokeswoman said the lines were painted because emergency vehicles were struggling to squeeze by parked traffic on both sides of the road.

"People parking on the opposite side of the road have made it narrow and mostly single-lane traffic only. Vehicles were meeting head-on and it was reducing the width for emergency vehicles."

The spokeswoman added that Primrose Hill residents and local councillors strongly supported the double yellow lines.