People In Fulford Ignored Over A19 Flood Proof Plans Say York's Lib Dems
8:07am 30th September 2013
People in Fulford are being ignored over plans to flood-proof the A19 according to York's Lib Dems.
We told you on Friday the government's putting 2-million pounds into the 4-point-7 million pound project.
Dave Merrett - who's in charge of transport at the city council - says a tight deadline meant they couldn't take views then - but they will do now.
The rest of the cash will come from York Council and Persimmon Homes as part of their deal to build 700 new homes at Germany Beck.
The scheme has initial planning approval but it's not agreed yet - we asked if there could be problems if the houses were turned down.
Cllr Keith Aspden, Liberal Democrat Councillor for Fulford who met with local people to discuss the plans in the summer, said:
“Residents in the Selby Road and Naburn Lane area of Fulford were not consulted on the contents of the application and Fulford Parish Council was not asked for any input. The local community has been completely left out of the process.
“Local people have major concerns over aspects of this scheme, including the narrowing and removal of some pavements and vegetation. Residents are worried about how they would access their homes and the impact the changes could have on the character of Selby Road.
“Now the bid has been approved, it is imperative that the Council launches a detailed consultation with residents and actually listens to what the local community wants”.
Cllr Keith Aspden will be launching a petition in the local area highlighting residents concerns and asking that Selby Road as the entrance to Fulford's conservation area is maintained.
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