Barratt Homes have responded to the one of the safety points for the junction and are proposing a few tweaks to the design. They widen the turn into Meadow Lane slightly and move the pedestrian refuge to the top of the junction.
As the proposed changes go, they seem sensible at first sight and are certainly better than the nonsense that was approved at the Appeal.
There are issues with some of the ‘facts’ stated by Knights in the application documents and the changes do absolutely nothing to improve overall safety at the junction given that permission for it was granted based on the developer endorsing what they knew was unsafe engineering practice and deliberately misleading the Inspector.
All of the documents are available on the Council Planning site, just search for Meadow Lane!
We will carefully consider the application and will update this blog with our views in time for residents to support or object to the proposal.