Homes plan in Worcester raises fears of road deaths

Worcester News: TRAFFIC OBJECTIONS: Mark and Barbara Moss are concerned about the proposed building of an access road on the bridleway behind their house. 4913468501 TRAFFIC OBJECTIONS: Mark and Barbara Moss are concerned about the proposed building of an access road on the bridleway behind their house. 4913468501

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.

Barbara Moss’s son, Aidan, was 18 when he was knocked down while crossing Newtown Road eight years ago.

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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12:26pm Mon 9 Dec 13

CJH says...

Someone had an accident EIGHT years ago? That was unfortunate, but he recovered. Sorry, but this seems more about someone not wanting a new road behind their house and using the accident as an excuse. Plenty of dangerous roads all over the country. Look both ways before crossing.
Someone had an accident EIGHT years ago? That was unfortunate, but he recovered. Sorry, but this seems more about someone not wanting a new road behind their house and using the accident as an excuse. Plenty of dangerous roads all over the country. Look both ways before crossing. CJH

12:32pm Mon 9 Dec 13

skychip says...

Surely there will be enough new houses in the area when the old hospital development is finished - hope Worcester City Council will take into consideration the extra traffic generated and whether the roads can cope.
Surely there will be enough new houses in the area when the old hospital development is finished - hope Worcester City Council will take into consideration the extra traffic generated and whether the roads can cope. skychip

2:21pm Mon 9 Dec 13

Guy66 says...

skychip wrote:
Surely there will be enough new houses in the area when the old hospital development is finished - hope Worcester City Council will take into consideration the extra traffic generated and whether the roads can cope.
" hope Worcester City Council will take into consideration the extra traffic generated and whether the roads can cope."

Don't be Daft!
[quote][p][bold]skychip[/bold] wrote: Surely there will be enough new houses in the area when the old hospital development is finished - hope Worcester City Council will take into consideration the extra traffic generated and whether the roads can cope.[/p][/quote]" hope Worcester City Council will take into consideration the extra traffic generated and whether the roads can cope." Don't be Daft! Guy66

6:56pm Mon 9 Dec 13

pinkfluff says...

What? Don't build homes in case someone gets run over!?

If we all lived our lives by that principle then not a lot would get done.
What? Don't build homes in case someone gets run over!? If we all lived our lives by that principle then not a lot would get done. pinkfluff

8:13am Tue 10 Dec 13

green49 says...

The common sense has gone out of planning, they will by order of this government probably approve this, builders are in it for profit, they do not build afforable homes (what ever they are supposed to be ) does anyone know what they are? i have never got an answer.
I know this area well and it is a seriously dangerous access, same as the stupid decision made on Walkers lane where the access to some new houses that are on the junction of Walkers lane and Whittington road, its an accident waiting to happen, its the highways again,(the nut house) just plain stupid.
Do we really need all these houses? who is going to buy them, wheres the additional infastructure to cope with any increased population,?
Its a bridleway access not a road.
The common sense has gone out of planning, they will by order of this government probably approve this, builders are in it for profit, they do not build afforable homes (what ever they are supposed to be ) does anyone know what they are? i have never got an answer. I know this area well and it is a seriously dangerous access, same as the stupid decision made on Walkers lane where the access to some new houses that are on the junction of Walkers lane and Whittington road, its an accident waiting to happen, its the highways again,(the nut house) just plain stupid. Do we really need all these houses? who is going to buy them, wheres the additional infastructure to cope with any increased population,? Its a bridleway access not a road. green49

12:56pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Hwicce says...

green49 wrote:
The common sense has gone out of planning, they will by order of this government probably approve this, builders are in it for profit, they do not build afforable homes (what ever they are supposed to be ) does anyone know what they are? i have never got an answer.
I know this area well and it is a seriously dangerous access, same as the stupid decision made on Walkers lane where the access to some new houses that are on the junction of Walkers lane and Whittington road, its an accident waiting to happen, its the highways again,(the nut house) just plain stupid.
Do we really need all these houses? who is going to buy them, wheres the additional infastructure to cope with any increased population,?
Its a bridleway access not a road.
A bridleway only defines the type of access to the general public i.e. they have the right to walk or take a horse over it even though it is private land.

If the landowner decides to put a road on the piece of land then they are perfectly within their right to do so - it is their land.
[quote][p][bold]green49[/bold] wrote: The common sense has gone out of planning, they will by order of this government probably approve this, builders are in it for profit, they do not build afforable homes (what ever they are supposed to be ) does anyone know what they are? i have never got an answer. I know this area well and it is a seriously dangerous access, same as the stupid decision made on Walkers lane where the access to some new houses that are on the junction of Walkers lane and Whittington road, its an accident waiting to happen, its the highways again,(the nut house) just plain stupid. Do we really need all these houses? who is going to buy them, wheres the additional infastructure to cope with any increased population,? Its a bridleway access not a road.[/p][/quote]A bridleway only defines the type of access to the general public i.e. they have the right to walk or take a horse over it even though it is private land. If the landowner decides to put a road on the piece of land then they are perfectly within their right to do so - it is their land. Hwicce

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