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Plans for homes in Swad raise traffic concerns

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: July 09, 2014

  • 07/07/14 william nadin way public exhibition Public exhibition for the proposed housing development off William Nadin Wy in Swadlincote

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A PUBLIC consultation into the proposals for 600 new homes in Swadlincote has highlighted the main concern shared by residents is the mpact the development will have on traffic.

The plans for a residential development on the land to the north of William Nadin Way in Swadlincote were laid out at a public consultation on Monday, June 7.

More than 150 people attended to express their views and concerns about the proposals, with some 71 comment forms being submitted on the night.

The main concern voiced by residents was the effect the development would have on high way saftey and traffic.

Mrs Chadbourne lives in Darklands Road. Her main worry is about the traffic, particularly at the roundabout at the bottom of the road which links with William Nadin Way.

She said: “The traffic’s bad enough as it is - Sainsbury’s island is a death trap in the mornings.

“The houses are needed to keep Swad going, I’m just not sure they’re in the right place.”

Her views were echoed by Chris and Fred Robson of Park Road.

Mrs Robson said: “They have got to go somewhere, I’m just worried about the roads.”

Other shared concerns included the impact on already oversubscribed services, in particular schools and doctors,

Steve Lewis-Roberts, an associate planner at Pegasus Planning, said all of the comments are being taken on board.

He said: “The concerns are understandable and we are working hard to come up with a strategy to help.

“We are in discussions with the highways authorities, the education department at the county council and the health authorities to consider the concerns raised.”

The group are hoping to submit an application to the council in late August or early September.

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