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.
North King Street
Frederick Walker Gardens
Squirrel Hall Drive
St Philip’s Close
Tate Naylor Street
Upper Camroyd Street
Upper South Street
Cleckheaton Town Hall
St Paul’s Road
Town Hall Street
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