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Traffic problem could cost lives
4:21pm Wednesday 9th October 2013 in Letters
I AM writing to express my concerns over the potential hazardous problems that could occur if planning is agreed for the residential development of Northwich Meadows, Guardian, September 4.
It is proposed to build 250 houses on a flood plain, but the traffic chaos that would be created will be on a greater scale than the problems currently being witnessed by the Northwich Town Centre Gyratory system.
One access road proposed is via Hollands Road, and would pass through an area which 12 months ago was under four feet of water. It will also be close to a bank that collapsed about this time last year.
At the moment it is difficult for residents at Webbs Court, Ernest Court and Postles Place to exit onto London Road, not to mention the businesses that currently operate there.
Furthermore, a car repair company uses Hollands Road as a car park for vehicles under repair, making it even more difficult to access Postles Place.
Another access route being proposed is via Kingsley Drive, which meanders from London Road through to Langley Road, Bollington Avenue and Withington Close. Cars are parked along the road, making it treacherous at the best of times.
Imagine a huge increase in volume of traffic, including heavy construction vehicles, what chaos that would cause. There have already been a few head-on collisions because it is virtually impossible to see oncoming vehicles around parked cars on a meandering road. Emergency Service, recycling and delivery vehicles will all struggle to negotiate around the estate.
Please, members of the Cheshire West and Chester Planning Committee, demonstrate commonsense, and don’t vote for a humungous traffic problem that could cost lives.
CHRIS HART Northwich
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