April 22, 2009
New Highbridge campaign group created
to fight roundabout scheme
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.
council says it is needed because the Frank
Foley Parkway will create a huge increase in traffic passing
through the area.
members of the new group - Residents Against Proposed Yellow Disaster
(RAPYD) - would create parking chaos and also hit the value of
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
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.
above are RAPYD Chairperson Fiona Cawley with members Neil Windard
and Colin Cawley and (top) the proposals for the junction