Extension of a 20mph zone through Woodhouse and Spring Bank has been welcomed by a ward councillor.

Doreen Lee said the move would make the entire neighbourhood safer for the many children who lived there.

Bradford Council has published details of the low-speed zone on 19 streets around Hainworth Wood Road, mostly in Spring Bank.

The route, which connects Parkwood with Ingrow, is used as a rat-run by drivers avoiding town centre congestion.

Several years ago humps and a 20mph zone were introduced on part of Hainworth Wood Road, and on Haincliffe Road at Ingrow. This left a section in the middle – passing terraced houses in Spring Bank – where the speed limit remained at 30mph.

Coun Lee, who represents Keighley East ward on Bradford Council, described the zone plan to resolve this issue as “perfect”.

She added: “It’s what residents requested because there are lots of children playing outside. They want it to be safe.”

The new 20mph limit will be introduced in Back Cliffe Terrace, Back Lime Street, Back Morning Street, Back Walnut Street, Bracken Street, Brier Street, Cedar Street, Cliffe Road, Cliffe Terrace, Fir Street, Hainworth Wood Road, Ivy Street South, Khus Walk, Larch Street, Morning Street, Percy Street, Snape Street, Spring Bank Rise and Walnut Street.