DANGEROUS conditions on some roads in Oxenhope were highlighted at a meeting of the village’s parish council.

Stretches of Denholme Road, Shaw Lane and Best Lane were outlined as being among the problem areas for motorists, largely due to road side parking reducing space or visibility.

Cllr Peter McManus said a traffic and transport survey conducted as part of Oxenhope’s Neighbourhood Development Plan had identified Keighley Road where it meets the mini roundabout at Muffin Corner, Station Road near the Co-op store, Hebden Bridge Road at the bend near the primary school and the area around Oxenhope Railway Station as also being being hazardous for drivers.

He asked parish councillors who knew of other roads in the village with similar problems to pass the details on to him, so he could submit this information to Bradford Council.

“We’re not going to solve everything, but some of this is achievable,” he said.

Commenting after the council meeting Cllr McManus added: “We had more than 150 responses to the neighbourhood plan traffic and transport survey.

“An overwhelming number of these talked about trouble spots in Oxenhope which involved parked cars and cars parked on the kerb.

“Inevitably as more people own cars, you will have more people who want to park as close to their homes as possible.

“The solution to the issue on several of these roads in Oxenhope – including Denholme Road – would involve quite a major effort. There is no simple answer.

“But a couple of the more minor road side parking issues have been easily dealt with through Highways at Bradford Council.

“These have included painting yellow lines on the road near the primary school. And yellow lines are due very shortly near the railway station – they’ve already been approved.

“We do still have three or four other areas which should only require a few yards of double yellow lines, so we’re aiming to meet with Bradford Council Highways to discuss those.”