A controversial zebra crossing in Slaithwaite village centre which has been the scene of several accidents and near-misses could be on the move.
Kirklees Council has assessed the road network in the village ahead of the Aldi supermarket opening in November.
And a proposal will be put to senior councillors on Wednesday that will see the zebra crossing on Carr Lane move 13 metres (42ft) away from its current location near to the roundabout – and it won’t cost Kirklees Council a penny as it will be paid for by Aldi. At the moment the crossing is 11 metres (39ft) from the roundabout.
A report says: “Colne Valley councillors feel that the zebra crossing should be moved even further from the mini roundabout to improve safety.
“This is so drivers are given an opportunity to see the zebra crossing without being distracted by traffic movements on the mini-roundabout.
“Councillors say that there have been a number of minor incidents and near misses at this zebra crossing that are not reported so do not appear in the accident records.”
Police have ruled out speed and crossing location as the cause of the accident in late June when an 80-year-old woman was hit by a car and suffered serious ankle injuries.
However, moving the crossing will give drivers turning onto the road more visibility ahead of the crossing.
The zebra crossing will also be placed on a hump to improve pedestrian safety.
Members of the Cabinet Local Issues group will meet on Wednesday to rule on the plans.
All of the works are funded by Aldi as part of the planning consent.