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Akbar's proposal for Leeds Road area rejected
Councillors have been advised to abandon proposals to introduce one-way restrictions on some Bradford roads.
Members of the Bradford East Area Committee will be asked tomorrow to decide on restrictions on a number of roads in the Leeds Road area.
A proposal by restaurant chain Akbar’s to reduce congestion on Mulgrave Street by introducing one-way restrictions has been sidelined.
The committee had previously deferred the decision from a meeting in March to allow further consultation with businesses and residents.
A new report recommends moving forward with amended waiting restrictions but abandoning the proposed one-way restrictions due to their adverse effects on businesses.
The report says: “Akbar’s cafe had proposed that congestion on Mulgrave Street should be addressed by introducing a one-way restriction towards Leeds Road from Maud Street.
“On July 9 the fire service attended a meeting at Akbar’s cafe with a ward councillor and officers.
“They explained that such a restriction would cause severe operational problems because of their need to be able to access the lower level of the Leeds Road fire station, off Maud Street, while the appliances are continually available in case of an emergency call-out.”
Officers have proposed advertised restrictions in Maud Street, including double yellow lines on the restaurant’s side of the road with limited waiting and permit parking on the side, should be retained, but with proposed restrictions in Maud Street and Tickhill Street amended to allow additional parking and the removal of the proposed exception for permit holders in Mulgrave Street, as requested by Akbar’s.
The report says the March report recommended the proposed one-way restriction in Edderthorpe Street, southwards from Leeds Road to Fullerton Street, should be abandoned due to the severe impact it would have on Thornton Processing Ltd.
The proposed amendments allow for five more parking spaces in Edderthorpe Street along with replacing some double yellow lines with limited waiting and permit parking bays.