FEED­BACK Wider im­pli­ca­tions of our Dodlee Lane woes

Huddersfield Daily Examiner - - FRONT PAGE -

Why hun­dreds of schoolchil­dren are to miss out on free bus passes. Par­ents could be left £370 out of pocket be­cause of Kirklees Coun­cil cuts Silly me, I al­ways thought it was the re­spon­si­bil­ity of the par­ent to get a child to school. Maybe more thought should go into send­ing a child to their near­est school, in­stead of wast­ing coun­cil tax pay­ers money on free buses. Ger­ald Harper, ac­tor, Glyn Johns, mu­sic pro­ducer, Clare Short, Labour politi­cian

Jane Sey­mour, ac­tress Matt Groen­ing, The Simp­sons cre­ator, Ali Camp­bell, singer Ron­nie Vannucci Jr, drum­mer THE re­cent in­ci­dent on Dodlee Lane high­lights (Ex­am­iner, Fe­bru­ary 13) the sig­nif­i­cance of this lit­tle road – although a cart track might be a bet­ter de­scrip­tion.

Far from be­ing a rat-run, it forms part of a ma­jor route con­nect­ing Gol­car, Milns­bridge and the east­ern Colne Val­ley with the M62 and Calderdale (where I be­lieve there is a hos­pi­tal).

To wit­ness its im­por­tance you only have to view it at rush hour.

Last week, in the time it took me to drive up the road, 12 cars drove down.

The new and im­mi­nent hous­ing de­vel­op­ments in the vicin­ity mean cars from over 100 new houses will be added to Dodlee Lane’s daily tally, just as the de­vel­op­ments in Linth­waite and beyond will in­crease use of the in­fa­mous Round Ings Lane which forms part of the route from the mo­tor­way to the west­ern Colne Val­ley.

I’m afraid the group who form the plan­ning com­mit­tee do not re­alise that ac­cess prob­lems do not be­gin and end at the en­trance to the shiny new es­tate, but have reper­cus­sions over the whole area, and driv­ers, pedes­tri­ans and res­i­dents such as those on Dodlee Lane have to live with the con­se­quences.

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