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Measham homes set for go-ahead despite road safety concerns

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: August 13, 2014

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TWENTY new homes look set to arrive in a village after councillors approved the plan subject to agreeing community payments from the developers – despite concerns over road safety.

The homes are set to be built on an acre of land off New Street, Measham, and planning chiefs at North West Leicestershire District Council have indicated they are prepared to give the plan the nod once the section 106 cash, used to help mitigate the impact of the build in the area, is secured.

The plan has not been without its critics however. The Highway Authority said it could not support the proposal over fears for the safety of motorists, with traffic speeds in the area 'generally high'. Measham Parish Council has also called for the speed limit on New Street to be reduced if the homes are to be built.

But the district council said the plan was in a sustainable location and believes there would not be 'severe impact on highway safety'.

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