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. 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 "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." 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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