You may have to pay for parking outside your own house!

People could be forced to pay for parking outside their houses if Kirklees councillors agree a new proposal.

And leader Coun Mehboob Khan says nobody has the automatic right to park outside their homes.

The council wants to introduce a £30 fee for permits which are currently issued free of charge on 111 streets in North Kirklees.

The council hopes to bring in £160,000 with the scheme, which it says is the cost of issuing the permits.

It has released a list of street names – but would not clarify where in the district they were, as some of the street names are duplicated.

For example the council wants to introduce charges where parking permits are issued on ‘Church Lane’ but there are seven in North Kirklees: in Gomersal, Mirfield, Hightown, Liversedge, Heckmondwike or one of two in Dewsbury.

And residents affected by the scheme would not be contacted until it had been agreed.

A Kirklees Council spokeswoman said information on where the streets were could not be provided as there were not the staff resources to prepare it.

At a Kirklees Council cabinet meeting last week, Coun Cahal Burke (Lib Dem, Lindley) handed a petition to the council signed by 429 people from his ward opposed to the proposal. He said: “I believe this approach to charging for residents for permit parking to be unfair and penalises people for where they live.”

But council leader Mehboob Khan said: “No one living in Kirklees has an automatic right to park outside their home.”

He added: “At the moment, residents who don’t have any permit parking scheme in their area are subsidising those who do.

“Those who choose to have a car and live in an area where there is a demand for on street parking spaces – they then have this extra service provided which they have to pay for.”

Coun Khan added that in York residents pay £100 for permits.

Councillors will be asked to agree the proposal, subject to a consultation period, at their meeting on February 19.

• This list has been compiled by Reporter Series staff who checked the affected street names provided by Kirklees against an A-Z map.


Bath Street

Blackburn Place

Hilberoyd Road

Manor Way

North King Street

Purlwell Lane

Stralau Street

Talbot Street

Wheatcroft Avenue

Whitaker Street

Batley Carr

Carlisle Close

Frederick Walker Gardens

Hartley Street

Upper Road


Low Lane


Ashworth Green

Bath Street

Bell Street

Bretton Street

Camroyd Street

Crackenedge Lane

Eastborough Crescent

Elmwood Terrace

Healds Road

Highbury Terrace

Highgate Terrace

Huddersfield Road

Jessamine Street

Leeds Road

Maynes Close

Naylor Street

Netherfield Road

Rockley Street

Northfield Place

Northfield Road

Northfield Street

Owl Lane

Oxford Road

Squirrel Close

Squirrel End

Squirrel Hall Drive

Squirrel Walk

St Philip’s Close

Staincliffe Crescent

Staincliffe Road

Swindon Road

Tate Naylor Street

The Oval

Tolson Street

Upper Camroyd Street

Upper South Street

Westfield Avenue

Willans Road

Woodkirk Gardens


Claremont Street

Cleckheaton Town Hall

Howard Park


Grove Road

Sharpe Street

Walkley Lane

Westfield Road


Vernon Road


Crowlees Road

Fenton Street

Knowl Road

St Paul’s Road

Town Hall Street

Westfield Court


Moorlands Avenue

Mystery streets

Albion Street – Flush, Dewsbury, Ravensthorpe, Liversedge, Heckmondwike, Batley

Alfred Street – Dewsbury, Flush, Heckmondwike, Batley

Battye Street – Dewsbury, Heckmondwike

Bradford Road – Birkenshaw, Cleckheaton, Gomersal, Dewsbury, Liversedge, Batley, Birstall

Brooke Street – Cleckheaton, Heckmondwike

Brunswick Street – Westborough, Heckmondwike, Batley

Calder Road – Ravensthorpe, Mirfield

Cemetery Road – Dewsbury, Heckmondwike, Batley

Chapel Lane – Dewsbury, Heckmondwike or Birstall

Church Lane – Gomersal, Mirfield, Hightown, Liversedge, Heckmondwike or one of two in Dewsbury

Church Street – Cleckheaton, Hightown, Liversedge, Birstall, Heckmondwike or two in dewsbury

Cliffe Court – No Cliffe Court but there is a Cliff Court in Liversedge

Cliffe Street – Batley or Dewsbury

Eyre Street – Batley or Dewsbury

Foundry Street – Cleckheaton or one of two in Dewsbury

Fox Street – Cleckheaton or Batley

George Street – two streets to face charge. Could be in Liversedge, Cleckheaton, Batley or one of three in Dewsbury.

Grange Road – Chidswell, Dewsbury, Batley

High Street – Cleckheaton, Earlsheaton, Thornhill, Dewsbury, Heckmondwike, Hanging Heaton, Birstall

Hope Street – Flatts, Heckmondwike

Ings Road – Dewsbury, Millbridge, Heckmondwike, Batley

Kaye Street – Heckmondwike, Savile Town

King Street – Cleckheaton, Mirfield, Heckmondwike

Longcauseway – Dewsbury, Thornhill

Nelson Street – Dewsbury, Liversedge, Batley or Birstall

North Street – Dewsbury, Lower Hopton or Heckmondwike

Old Bank Road – Dewsbury or Mirfield

Pitt Lane – No such street, but there is a Pit Lane in Gomersal and Dewsbury.

Preston Street – Dewsbury or Batley

Prospect Street – Cleckheaton or Batley

Pyra Street – No such street, but there is a Pyrah Street in Dewsbury

Smithies Lane – Heckmondwike or Birstall

Stonefield Street – Dewsbury or Hartshead Moor

Taylor Street – Cleckheaton or Batley

Thomas Street – Batley, Heckmondwike or one of two in Liversedge

Thorne Street – No such street, but there is a Thorn Street in Birstall.

Trinity Street – Batley or Mirfield

Union Street – Birstall, Heckmondwike or Dewsbury

Victoria Avenue – Batley or Cleckheaton

Victoria Road – Gomersal, Liversedge or one of two in Dewsbury

Wellington Street – Liversedge, Batley or Dewsbury