Friday, 21 October 2016

AI hasn't thought about school children either

Birdcage Lane is the location Aggregate Industries proposes to access any quarry at Straitgate Farm. Early plans have indicated this narrow lane being opened up for two-way 44-tonne HGVs - similar to the ones in the photograph below - but without provision for pedestrians: joggers, dog walkers, ramblers and the like; thoughtless when there are so many public footpaths around.

But the junction at Birdcage Lane and Toadpit Lane is also used by school buses for King’s and Colyton every morning and afternoon to pick up and drop off school children. This has been the case for at least the last 10 years. It is our understanding that Stagecoach also uses the junction for stops on request. 

Perhaps it’s not looking like the safest place to site an 'up to 200-a-day' HGV hub after all.