Council's plan to ease residents' traffic fears

PUBLISHED: 15:00 13 September 2013

Dangerous roads in North Somerset have been identified

Dangerous roads in North Somerset have been identified


WORK to build 65 new houses on a former industrial depot has begun - and North Somerset Council has confirmed it will be working to reduce the impact of increased traffic and parking in the neighbouring roads.

Last year, the council granted permission to Bellway Homes to build the properties on the former Quadron Services base in Mendip Road.

Access to nine of these properties would be via neighbouring Osborne Avenue, once a wall at the end of the road is knocked down.

Resident Alan Coles said: “I don’t have a problem with the development, and it’s probably going to increase the value of my property having residential rather than industrial there.

“But if you can’t get a dustbin service down here you will have problems for the emergency services.

“Ambulances have had problems getting down here in the past, and that’s before the new houses have been built.

“We do need some yellow lines down here because the problem will only get worse when the houses are finished.”

The council has confirmed it is planning to paint some yellow lines on the corner of Osborne Avenue to help access.

A council spokesman said: “The residents will also have the benefit of a turning circle at the end.

“The work is expected to take place when the houses are built and hopefully this will be a benefit to them all.”

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