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Resident celebrate success at Water End

Resident celebrate success at Water End

3:45pm 7th July 2010

It's seem the council's had a re-think over changes made to the Water End approach to Clifton Green. 

For months residents have claimed the area's now unsafe after a left hand filter lane for traffic was removed.

But now a senior council officer has said it's possible for this to be reinstated, with the cycle lane moving between the two vehicle lanes.

It's estimated it'll cost around £35,000

Councillor David Scott, who has long campaigned for action from the council on the issue, reacted to the news saying:

"Finally after all the pressure and representations from Labour ward councillors, the Executive seems as though it is seeing sense.  It has asked officers to work up a new plan which would include the reinstatement of the second lane on Water End, which is great news.

"It has also charged officers with working up another plan for chicanes on Westminster Road.  I'm remain more cautious about how successful this will be at this stage, so we may need to assess the impact if and when the two lane approach to Clifton Green is implemented.  My own view is that a closure of Westminster Road and The Avenue will be needed, either by way of a rising bollard or by temporary closure".

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