April 23, 2009
Lib Dems give their backing to Highbridge
group's roundabout campaign
Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate Tessa Munt has this week
backed a campaign group's fight to stop controversial plans for
a new roundabout at a road junction in Highbridge.
reported earlier this
week how a new group - Residents Against Proposed Yellow Disaster
(RAPYD) - had been formed to campaign against the County Council's
plans to build a new
mini-roundabout, plus a pedestrian crossing and yellow lines at
the junction of Pepperall Road and Burnham Road.
council says it is needed because the soon-to-open Frank
Foley Parkway will create a huge increase in traffic passing
through the area.
Tessa Munt visited members of RAPYD on Wednesday (April 22nd),
as pictured, and heard about residents' concerns regarding the
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Residents are understandably very
concerned about what will happen if new double yellow lines are
introduced along Pepperall Road and Burnham Road. They believe
it will encourage traffic to go much faster and make the junction
more danagerous to pedestrians and other drivers."
positioning of bus stops also does not seem to have been fully
taken into consideration, which is very dangerous, and the owners
of four houses at the junction will find it very difficult to
drive out of their properties if the plans go ahead."
understand that some new traffic controls are needed at the junction,
but it would have been more sensible if the county council had
spoken to residents and local police before going this far."
total of 23 local residents have already signed up to join RAPYD.
above are RAPYD campaign members with Tessa Munt in Pepperall