CONCERNS have been raised about a Wooldale pedestrian crossing.
Residents living around the Sycamore crossroads in New Mill Road are asking how long it will be before people can cross in safety there.
Last summer a Pelican crossing system was erected at the Holmfirth crossroads.
They were completed and operational in time for the start of the September school term last year.
But they have been covered up ever since.
One resident, Peter Francis, asked: “There was a site meeting and planning notices erected, so why are they not operational?
“Are they waiting until a child is killed then they’ll get a move on, after the horse had bolted, as usual.”
It is believed that a dispute between Kirklees Council and a resident living nearby the crossing has resulted in the pedestrian crossing not operating since.
But Mr Francis is asking why it has taken so long for a compromise to be reached.
The busy junction is used by children going to and from three schools.
A lollipop man oversees children going down the road near to the unused crossing point and at the busy junction.
A spokeswoman for Kirklees Highways said: “At the moment, there are unresolved legal issues with this crossing and because of these, the council is prevented from turning on this facility on safety grounds.
“As soon as these issues have been determined a decision on the future of the crossing will then be made.”