April 7, 2009
for new Burnham Road roundabout come under attack
plans to build a new roundabout at a busy road junction in Burnham-On-Sea
have this week been attacked by residents living in the area.
County Council wants to construct a mini roundabout, plus a new
pedestrian crossing, at the junction of Pepperall Road and Burnham
junction is already busy during the daytime with large amounts
of traffic visiting the nearby Highbridge Medical Centre in Pepperall
Road and local schools. And it is set to become even busier with
the completion of the Frank
Foley Parkway later this summer and the development of new
housing at the former radio station site.
County Councillor Rose Parsons unveiled the plans at Monday's
town council meeting, saying they are "badly needed at what
is a dangerous road junction."
Neville Jones gave a caution welcome to the proposals, saying:
"We've been calling for changes here for a long time - this
shows those calls have not fallen on deaf ears."
local residents have already called for a re-think on the scheme
by voicing their fears about the removal of car parking.
Farrow told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "As a resident of Burnham
Road, my house value will drop substantially as I will have no
parking. I will not even be able to park on Pepperall Road. Where
will all the residents park their cars?"
residents further up Burnham Road know nothing about these proposed
changes yet, until we all start parking our cars outside their
first highlighted safety at the junction last
year when local resident Terence William called for a pedestrian
crossing at the location.