COUNTY council chiefs are investigating a complaint about the noise and pollution caused by cars queuing at a set of traffic lights in a South Derbyshire village.
Derbyshire County Council is looking closely at the lights at the junctions of the A444 Burton Road, Woodville Road and Lullington Road in Overseal, after a member of the public raised several issues with Overseal Parish Council.
The resident has said that traffic using the road is held up by the lights, particularly at night, which caused "noise nuisance and pollution." A parish council report said: "A resident who occupies a property near to the traffic lights has complained that traffic using the A444 is being held up unnecessarily and caused noise and pollution.
"He had reported the problem to the county council who are to undertake a site visit.
"However, it was felt that a site visit during the day would not diagnose the problem and a practical solution would be to arrange for the lights to be permanently on green on the A444 during the night, except when the sensors in the side roads indicated the presence of traffic.
"This has been referred to the county council."
The traffic lights were installed last year at the busy crossroads to ease congestion following a fight lasting more than 20 years.
A spokesman for Derbyshire County Council, which undertook the work, said: "The new traffic light scheme was designed to reduce congestion and improve traffic flow and help pedestrians cross the road safely with pelican crossings being added to the junction."