Look at the bigger planning picture

EDITOR – I believe it has been said there are no real concerns about the increase in traffic that will arise from this proposed new development off Brackenborough Road.

Councils, when considering planning applications, have a nasty habit of discussing each application on its own merits. They use this to justify ignoring the cumulative effect of these developments.

In this case, if we look back to the application for a traveller site, we see reference was made to the ‘existing traffic problem at junction of Brackenborough Road with Victoria Road’. Despite this the site was approved.

We can only imagine the problems that will will be caused at this junction by having both the traveller site and a large housing estate.

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