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.”