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A BUSY road next to a controversial new housing development in Lindley Moor needs emergency repairs which will cost about PS10,000. Councillors are pushing for the money to be recovered from the developers.

It sparked a response among readers on the Examiner's Facebook site.

Helen Cullen: The site access for this development should never have been granted for Crosland Road. The road was not designed for heavy plant to be using it day in and out for months on end - the access should have been from Lindley Moor Road where it is more suited for this kind of traffic.

I do hope the developers have also accounted for a new school to be built on the site as the current schooling in the area won't be able to cope with the level of occupancy.

Jenny Pyrah: No new schools, no hospitals as it's bulldozed, nobody who can afford the houses, no sleep HUDDERSFIELD EXAMINER WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016 17 NEWS Follow us on Twitter @examiner | The Kirklees. Council notice (below) about the closure to Crosland Road, which is having to be shut to repair the serious damage to the surface (above) 'It should be developer who pays up' By Phil Booth News Reporter phil.booth@trinitymirror.com A BUSY road next to a controversial new housing development in Lindley Moor will be closed today for emergency repairs to be carried out.

inconvenient for people.

"It's been deteriorating week on week.

Crosland Road will be closed after rush hour from 9.30am and Kirklees. Council hopes the work will be completed by 4pm. The repairs will cost about PS10,000. and local councillors Mark Hemingway and Gemma Wilson, who have been swamped by complaints from residents about the state of the road since the housing development began, say they will push for developers. to meet the full cost.

"These repairs are temporary as the road is eventually going to be resurfaced and a new pavement laid once the developers have finished work. There will also be a reduction in the speed limit." The controversial development of a new estate, known as Farriers Croft, began last year and marked the start of large-scale work on Lindley Moor.

Developer Harron Homes was ordered to stop work by Kirklees. Council in December following complaints from residents about drainage issues, mud on the road and access and traffic congestion on surrounding routes at peak times. The council served a temporary stop notice, halting work for 28 days, and said improvements, including a temporary drainage scheme, had to be made.

as the traffic thunders by on the motorway. No use.

Clr Hemingway, inset, said: "As local councillors, we've been inundated with phone calls and emails about this including people who have contacted me regarding damage to their cars as a result of driving along this road. I am a cyclist and I know only too well how dangerous a road in this state can be. We have been trying to sort this for some time and have been in contact with Kirklees. enforcement officers about the dire state this road has been left in.

Harron Homes said: "Local councillors will be fully aware that as part of the planning conditions for our development we are making financial contributions to the improvement of Crosland Road including creating a new path and curbs as will the other users of the road, including Persimmon Homes, Taylor Wimpey and Scotfield Developments."

"The work is expected to be completed by the end of the day and is expected to cost around PS10,000 -monies which I will be pushing to recover from developers." And Clr Wilson said: "I've been worried about this road as it is in an absolutely appalling state and has been both extremely dangerous and massively Claire Kinder: Issue another stop notice! Word of warning to potential buyers - Crosland Road is waterlogged during rainfall so imagine when all the fields (flood plain) have gone? Don't say you weren't warned.

Darren Wormald: Spending thousands of pounds repairing a road that will be instantly ripped to shreds when it reopens by building site trucks without any guarantee the builders will pay for repairs in the first place.

Sarah Celensu: That road has been awful since they started building those houses. About time the holes are filled but it shouldn't be at our expense!

Nikki Hanson: No doubt the council won't be able to make them pay and it will be at a cost to us.

Natalie Schofield: Of course they should pay! That road is horrendous.

Rob Sowerby: To be fair to the builder, maybe they tried to match it up with the rest of the roads in Kirklees.
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Date:Apr 21, 2016
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