Traffic fears by development

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Road safety fears were the most common topic of discussion surrounding a housing development this week.

Kier Homes, which will be building the 85 new homes on the Station Road development in Gamlingay, gave presentations and answered questions at afternoon and evening public meetings on Wednesday.

Outline planning permission has already been granted by South Cambs District Council and the latest planning application has been submitted to confirm the exact site layout and building details.

One woman said that Station Road is already horrendous to pull out on to and asked how this would be taken into account.

Ian Mitchell, planning director for Kier Homes, and Louise Cooper, architect, said that the outline planning permission requires traffic calming on Station Road. There will be three tables and road narrowing to slow traffic as well as two traffic islands.

Sarah Groom, chairman of Gamlingay Parish Council, said: “This is something we will be looking really carefully at. People don’t stick to the speed limit. We will be working very closely with Kier Homes.”

Several people also requested that the construction traffic does not drive through the village. Ian said: “We will have to have a look and see how we can do that and minimise the impact. If there’s a way without coming into the village it will help us and help you.”

One member of the public added: “Can we make sure the construction traffic doesn’t come through at school time because someone is going to get killed? I’m really concerned with construction traffic on top – it’s going to be horrendous.”

An older idea of having a one way system in the village was also brought up in a question.

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