Whitehouse Farm: Construction traffic 'a real concern'

Developers behind Whitehouse Farm have been accused of not being able to answer concerns over traffic during the construction phase of the development.

Tuesday, 1st October 2019, 5:34 pm
Some of the homes proposed by Miller Homes

At a public meeting in the assembly rooms on Monday morning, residents and councillors were given an opportunity to quiz the developers Miller Homes and Linden Homes on topics such as delays to the development, environmental concerns and the impact of construction traffic through the city.

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Detailed plans for first homes at Whitehouse Farm submitted

“You say you have a construction traffic police but you’re not telling us what. This is a really serious thing. We’ve got thousands of children go to school in the morning and are probably going along those roads.

The proposed northern access route to the site

“This is a real concern.”

“Part of it is that construction traffic and I don’t think we have had the full answer to that and it seems to me that you don’t have an answer and that worries me.

“It worries me that we are here now and we still don’t have an answer.”

Mr Collett displayed what he called an improved route for construction vehicles and said the developers planned to keep construction vehicles ‘where they possibly can’ on what he called the ‘strategic network’.

Construction traffic would then following St Paul’s Road ending about 100 yards from Brandy Hole Lane.

“Only when vehicles can’t get to the site on the strategic network do they then use roads off that,” Mr Collett added.