Pothole hopes high
LONG-AWAITED plans to stop motorists travelling down a road filled with potholes on a Weston housing estate could soon go ahead. An application to carry out work
LONG-AWAITED plans to stop motorists travelling down a road filled with potholes on a Weston housing estate could soon go ahead.An application to carry out work to Moor Lane in Locking Castle has been accepted by North Somerset Council.The proposals, put forward by building consortium Locking Castle Ltd, include closing the road off to all but pedestrians, cyclists and some buses.North Somerset Council's team leader for the major applications department, Roger Willmot, is pushing for the work to happen early this year.He said: "Work will include resurfacing Moor Lane, removing the access to building sites, planting trees and hedges and putting signs up to make sure people know it is a no-through road."Planning permission was granted back in 1999 for work to develop around Moor Lane and that was when closing the road to cars was first discussed."So I am pressing the consortium to do all this work as a matter of urgency and I hope it will be done as soon as possible, hopefully early this year."Previously people living in the area highlighted concerns over water-filled ditches, potholes and poor street lighting down the road. They also asked for work to be started on closing the route to all vehicles except buses. The residents handed a petition to North Somerset Council last year asking for something to be done to sort the problems out.