Bradford Council’s “truly woeful” resurfacing works on roads in Haworth may lead to accidents and flooding, the leader of its Tory group has warned.

Councillor Glen Miller yesterday hit out at the state of roadworks in cul-de-sacs off Logacres Lane, following complaints from residents that roadside drains had been tarmaced over, that the road level had been brought up to pavement height – causing a hazard to pedestrians – and that the surface was soft.

Coun Miller (Con, Worth Valley) described work carried out by contractors as “inexplicable”.

He said: “The covering of the highway gullies and the raising of the highway surface to footpath levels significantly increases the flooding risk for residents and the general standard of the work increases the risk of accidents.

“I find it inexplicable. Do the people who carried out the work not know the highways section will inspect the standard of finish before paying them? A cursory glance tells a layman that if the work is in such poor condition now, it can only get worse.”

His Conservative colleague, Councillor Russell Brown, said several e-mails had been received about the sub-standard work.