A NUMBER of people have objected to plans to install a pedestrian refuge on a busy Bradford street .

Bradford Council had proposed to install the island on Great Horton Road, near the junction with Lime Street, to make it safer for people crossing the street.

The proposals also include a lengths of double yellow lines either side of the refuge, and widened pavement at the corner of Lime Street.

Seven people have objected to the traffic order, claiming the works would prevent people parking outside local businesses. One objector has even questioned the legality of the proposals, saying: "No evidence exists for such draconian measures."

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At an online meeting of the Council's Bradford West Area Committee next Thursday members will decide whether to move ahead with the order.

Highways officers have said the order is being introduced to make the road safer, and will advise members to move ahead with the works.