A long-running parking problem caused by Airedale Hospital staff and visitors will tonight be addressed by councillors.

Keighley Area Committee is being asked to approve double-yellow lines on a stretch of Thornhill Road, in Steeton.

The move is aimed at stopping people from parking on a bend, near to where a footpath emerges from the hospital grounds. Residents have complained for several years about cars parking on the road, causing access and visibility problems.

Staff and visitors regularly park near the corner, rather than paying to use one of the hospital car parks.

The double-yellow lines plan is one of four Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) recommended for approval at tonight’s meeting. The committee, part of Bradford Council, is expected to earmark £16,000 for the orders.

One proposal is to introduce a one-way system in Bracken Bank Crescent, which connects to and from Bracken Bank Grove and passes a primary school.

Council officers say the Crescent already operates as an unofficial one-way system for most users, but problems occur when vehicles are unaware of this.

Another proposal is for double-yellow lines in narrow Becks Road, at the bottom of Oakworth Road, to stop vehicles forcing heavy goods vehicles to drive on the path.

Limited waiting could also be introduced in Sun Street, Haworth, so people with mobility problems can park their vehicles in order to visit the mobility shop.