Thursday, September 09, 2010

Road closure in Fairfield

Letter I have sent to local residents in south Fairfield this week - for information

In April 2007, before the new houses in your area were built, local people learnt that Lomond Road would be closed from the Edge Lane end, and partly built upon, and they were worried about how those living in Cheviot, Middleton and Lindale Road would be able to access their own estate.

In particular they were concerned that traffic would be using the Grampian/Cheviot route which you may know is quite a tight turn, particularly for larger vehicles.

So, in response to concerns, I called a public meeting, on the street, with Bellway and with the council, which many local people attended and we agreed between us that the road between Grampian and Cheviot would eventually be closed, and a turning circle created. Traffic would instead be encouraged to access Cheviot, Middleton and Lindale via either West Bank Road/Birchfield Road/Lomond Road or by Grampian Road/Birchfield Road/Lomond Road.

This road closure has yet to take place and so I have contacted Bellway on your behalf.

This is the response I have now received from them.

“There is an area of footpath at the new site access and along Grampian Road that requires to be finally surfaced once BT have removed a redundant telegraph pole that is within the footpath.

It is our intention to have the bollards installed across the top of Grampian Road at the same time as the ground worker is on site finishing off the footpath area.

I have asked the former site manager to check if BT have removed the telegraph pole and if so I will arrange for the bollards to be installed as soon as possible.”

I trust this information is helpful to you but if you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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