The Planning Committee date has now changed from the
6th to 13th December.
Ok, the time has finally come (again), the Planning Committee will hear the Meadow Lane application at;
10:00 now at 12:30 Wednesday 13th December 2017
Since our last update, the City Council have commissioned another assessment of the traffic issues by independent consultancy, Mott MacDonald.
The Mott MacDonald assessment is available on the Council’s website and makes interesting reading. In summary, Mott MacDonald have confirmed what we already knew; that Barratt Homes and their co-conspiritors are trying to bend the rules and on a number of points are blatantly trying to cheat to get their redicuolous planning application through.
So this is now two independent assessments confirming that Barratt’s documents can’t be trusted.
Somewhat curiously, these reports do not point out that Barratt have so far failed to explain how they plan to tackle the only factor that makes any substantive difference to the traffic at the end of Meadow lane. That being the traffic flow on Longton Road, and as the junction can not be signalised, it’s simply can’t be done. This is a fact that Barratt are hoping to brush under the carpet.
However, on behalf of residents, we have consulted again with experts at PTB Transport Planning to highlight (again) the usual flaws and ahem…. anomalies ! in Barratt’s application, including the curiously missing plan to control traffic flow on Longton Road.
So, we expect the Planning Committee to throw out this ridiculous application, but to make sure our Councillors are fully supported to take the decision to throw this out, we really do need your support at the hearing. Barratt Homes, through their own actions have proven that they can not be trusted, so we need as much support at the hearing as we can possibly muster. The more residents turn up to the meeting the higher the probability that the application will be refused.
We all look forward to see everyone at the meeting on the 13th December at 12:30.