Monday, 28 November 2011

Update On Heavy Traffic Through Village

Paul has received an email from the council with regards to the routing of heavy vehicles which are visiting Kemps Farm, near Melbourne.
I can confirm the Councils recycling officers have been consulted on and have considered the suggestion of routing the vehicles to and from the site via Ash Lane, B1228 and onto the A163, or continuing southwards along the B1228 to Howden to join the motorway.
Although both of the above route suggestions avoid the villages of Bielby, Allerthorpe and Everingham, both options would still route heavy traffic through Holme on Spalding Moor and Howden and would also add a substantial number of miles onto each lorry journey.
Both Holme on Spalding Moor and Howden already have a number of heavy traffic movements so additional extra traffic in both places would not be welcome.
As we know the site owner has already made voluntary arrangements concerning which routes the vehicles take to reach Kemps Farm.
The Councils position is therefore that it is preferable for the routes the Kemp recycling vehicles take to reach the site remain as they currently are.
The Council are aware that the presence of large vehicles in communities is not ideal, however it is felt that the current arrangement is a reasonable compromise given the options open to us and the fact that heavy traffic movements are being shared out.
Regarding the road surface in Bielby - the Councils area highway maintenance officers have been asked to look at the road condition and will make appropriate repairs where needed.
I am sorry that I cannot give you a more positive feedback in terms of re routing the vehicles and fully appreciate this will not be the response you will have wanted and hope that I have satisfactorily set out the Councils position.

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