Published: April 22, 2009
New Highbridge campaign group created to fight roundabout scheme

A new Highbridge campaign group has this week been formed to fight plans for a controversial new roundabout.

Burnham-On-Sea.com was first to report earlier this month how Somerset County Council wants to construct a mini roundabout, plus a new pedestrian crossing and new yellow lines, at the junction of Pepperall Road and Burnham Road.

The council says it is needed because the Frank Foley Parkway will create a huge increase in traffic passing through the area.

However, members of the new group - Residents Against Proposed Yellow Disaster (RAPYD) - would create parking chaos and also hit the value of their homes.

A total of 23 local residents have already signed up to join RAPYD and the group's chairperson Fiona Cawley told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The plans for this road junction are horrifying and will make it more dangerous and and also cause a devaluation of our homes."

"We've already had a lot of interest from local people. There are lots of very strong feelings against the scheme. We are confident we can win this and will also be starting a petition."

Burnham-On-Sea.com first highlighted safety at the junction last year when local resident Terence William called for a pedestrian crossing at the location.

Pictured above are RAPYD Chairperson Fiona Cawley with members Neil Windard and Colin Cawley and (top) the proposals for the junction

 




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