This evening I attended the latest meeting of the group which is trying jointly to address the problem of heavy vehicles thundering through our villages.
As I’ve reported before, the group consists of parish councillors and others from villages including Sutton, Haddenham, Earith, Bluntisham, Cottenham and Hilton. Its primary aim is to achieve a traffic regulation order restricting lorries cutting through the villages. It’s been meeting now for over seven years.
I’m very pleased that there appears to be some progress towards the group’s goal, with a lot of evidence prepared. I’m keen to ensure that the momentum continues, which will require the support of the various parish councils. However, as many of these have elections on 7 May, the next stages will need to wait until then, so that the group can engage with the newly elected councils.
Concerns were expressed by the group at two planning applications in neighbouring areas: one at Dimmock’s Cote, Wicken which runs the risk of more than doubling the movement of heavy vehicles along the A1123 through Wicken and Stretham, and the other at Latta Farm in Colne which will add to the traffic joining the A1123 at the T junction in the middle of Earith.