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Letter: Poor highways plan for 165-home development

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SIR – I joined the webinar on 10th December regarding the Brockhills Lane development (A&T, 4th December).

It in no way provided the necessary public consultation required for the proposed housing, but was rather a 30-minute sales pitch followed by the developers selecting the questions they wished to address and then providing responses without recourse.

I do not object to the development but the patent disregard for a safe and sensible solution to the wholly inadequate highway situation servicing the project is alarming.

We live on Sway Road and at peak times it can take up to 10 minutes to safely exit our property and join the carriageway.

Forty-mile-an-hour lorries and a large volume of cars, heading to the pinch point

near Danestream farm shop where the road is littered with broken wing mirrors, make

this road currently, in rush hour particularly, not only extremely busy but positively dangerous.

The development wishes to encourage its residents to use the northern access onto Sway Road for pedestrians and cyclists.

May I suggest that the transport consultant employed by the developers that we heard from at the webinar has a walk with his family in a southerly direction along the Sway Road at rush hour to experience what he is advocating for the rest of us.

Tim and Carol Mason,


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