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Traffic fears for quiet cul-de-sac as Mayo's Land house plan gets go-ahead

By citizenmike  |  Posted: February 05, 2014

By Mike Wilkinson

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Councillor Jeremy Hilton warns about too many bin lorries going into the new estate

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A QUIET cul-de-sac will be transformed into the entrance road to an estate of more than 100 new homes at Mayo’s Land, off Bristol Road.

Gloucester city councillors have approved plans for 55 new homes at the site on top of an existing plan for 49 houses.

The plans were vehemently opposed by residents of Meerbrook Way, who fears that their quiet road will be turned into a traffic nightmare.

Resident David Radcliffe-Watts said: “From practical experience we know that Meerbrook Way is not capable of handling the extra traffic that a planned 104 new residencies will bring.

“It will also make driving from our driveways onto Meerbrook Way dangerous.

“Meerbrook Way wasn’t designed to accommodate a thoroughfare of 200 vehicles.

“The issue of parking is also a concern to us.”

Fellow resident Trevor Vizor said it was an accident waiting to happen. “To date there has been two accidents at the entrance to Meerbrook Way in the last two years with one car ending up in the garden opposite the entrance and one ending up in another garden,” he said.

Councillor Jeremy Hilton, leader of the Liberal Democrat group, has asked that Stroud District Council and Gloucester City Council work together to decide which authority will collect the bins, as the site straddles both authorities. He said: “We don’t want to end up with four lorries trundling down those streets every week.”

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  • JemmyWood  |  February 05 2014, 4:37PM

    And not a peep out of Quedgeley's County Councilor Henchman Hawthorne or the local city councillors...... ask yourself why.........

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  • mikehibby  |  February 05 2014, 3:51PM

    Gloucester City Councillors act as some kind of cartel. An additional 100 houses (so probably an additional 150 - 200 cars coming out of Meerbrook Way) is irresponsible. Your planning decisions are meant to reflect the best for the people of Gloucester, not just those that line your collective pockets. I've heard it all today. Home Bargains - Rejected. This madness - approved. Butty Van outside the cemetery - approved. Staggering.

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