During our meeting with the Police and Highways, PC Gwynn drove us to the junction and approached it from all aspects. He said that anything that could improve safety for road users would be a good thing. Steve White of Highways suggested that change could be possible and that he would talk to a colleague who was more specialised in junction design. He also pointed out that although this would be subject to Highways approval, there is no budget available for this type of work and that the Parish Council would have to fund it, though he did suggest that the builders of the new estate on the Millennium Field, Victory Housing could – and possibly should – contribute, as the additional housing would obviously add more traffic on the junction.
He emailed the committee a day or so later to advise that he had spoken with his colleague and that not only was it feasible but that his colleague had offered one design suggestion (click on the image) and would be happy to consider others.
This has left the committee feeling very optimistic that we can make a difference to what has become a dangerous junction and we are currently discussing designs that will have maximum effect with a view to obtaining Highways approval.
As yet we have no idea of time scale but subject to funding, this could be measured in weeks or months as opposed to years.