Berkshire news Calls for action after five vehicles 'written off' in crashes on Berkshire road PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - A number of crashes have been reported in recent months - with some people blaming overdevelopment in the area
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! People are calling for action over a busy road - which saw five vehicles written off in just over a week. Emergency services were called to two crashes on the B4000 between Lambourn and Shefford earlier in November. Now people living in the area have questioned West Berkshire Council over development in the area. Concerns have been raised over the risk of a fatal crash and the road not being suitable for lorries and other large vehicles. In his question, Anthony King said: "“The B4000/Ermin Street in the Woodlands area of Lambourn and Shefford is experiencing a significant growth in traffic, particularly HGV’s. It is basically a country lane used as the primary access to Membury Industrial Area.
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. Read More: Parking rules could change on Berkshire roads as Elizabeth Line expands "The Emergency Services had significant resources at both including the Air Ambulance. These happened with current traffic volumes which will grow exponentially when recent approvals for Walkers, Putnams, Gearshifters and the continuing uncontrolled business operations generate huge volumes of additional vehicles from Membury. Are the council aware that your recent planning decisions and lack of control at Membury, will lead to fatalities on this road and impact the lives of all residents, other road users and your own Environmental targets?” Sam Coppinger asked: "“In light of the fact that very tall distribution HGVs are frequently seen travelling in the middle of the B4000 and following an increase in serious accidents that have caused long road closures, can the council confirm that they will no longer be seeking further B8 development at Membury as thelocal, rural road network is unsuitable for such vehicles and road closures have a detrimental impact on the local economy?” West Berkshire Council cabinet members are set to respond to the question at its next council meeting. The meeting is due to take place on Thursday, December 1. Do you want more of the latest traffic news in your area? Sign up to our dedicated newsletter to make sure that you never miss a story Read next: Berkshire historic buildings, and infamous Broadmoor Hospital at risk of disappearing forever Berkshire bridge among most-bashed in Britain Temporary lights set to cause week of delays on Reading road 450-home development could transform part of Berkshire village
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