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Homes plan in Worcester raises fears of road deaths
A MOTHER whose son was run over on a busy Worcester road says she fears someone will lose their life should plans for 61 new homes near the site be approved.
He was taken to hospital with head injuries and survived with no lasting damage, but his mother is concerned that traffic levels on that stretch of road near the former Tolladine Golf Club will increase if Northern Trust’s plans for the homes are given the green light. “He was just crossing the road when he was hit,” said Mrs Moss, aged 59.
“He was knocked on the head and rushed to hospital. We were very concerned.”
But Mrs Moss fears a repeat, or worse, could be on the cards should the controversial homes plan go ahead.
“Traffic there is far worse now,” she said.
“It is because traffic comes over the brow of the hill. They come down the slope at speed.
“It is already dangerous to cross the road there.”
One of the sticking points with the scheme is the proposed use of a bridleway off Aconbury Close as the main entrance to the development.
“There are a huge number of pedestrians who use it regularly,” said Mrs Moss.
“They would need to bring heavy lorries through there.
“I’m absolutely certain that a life will be taken on the bridleway.”
She said cars already park in Aconbury Close to use the nearby Worcestershire Royal Hospital, which makes access difficult.
“When we came back from the south of France with our caravan it was the only place in the whole journey where we had problems,” Mrs Moss said.
The public is expected to find out on Thursday whether planners at Worcester City Council recommend the application is approved or refused.
The city council’s planning committee will then vote on the issue the following Thursday , December 19.
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