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June 5th, 2014 |

Priory Chase Update !

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Yesterday we received the following update from an officer at County Highways:

I will be going to a meeting with Taylor Wimpey tomorrow to discuss the progress on site.
Outstanding items:
Drainage – waiting for confirmation contractors have undertaken remedial works.
Lighting – Some lighting faults still outstanding however most done.
Roundabout – the mini roundabout has further works to be done to improve on the current design
Parking restrictions – Our technical assistant has sent the (hopefully) final plan to internal departments for their agreement and has drawn up the documentation to allow us to go to a formal consultation on the restrictions…. If we get prompt replies we can hopefully request the consultation next week. Taylor Wimpey have previously agreed to undertake the works so hopefully this is still the case and will be confirmed tomorrow.
Signage and bollards – roundabout signage, cycle/footway signs and bollards in Temple Way to be fitted….
…. Taylor Wimpey seem to be prioritising this site now so hopefully it will all be resolved soon.

6 Responses to “Priory Chase Update !”

  1. 1
    Corey Vost:

    So the meeting tomorrow is pretty much exactly the same meeting that ECC attended in February 2013!

  2. 2
    bruce smart:

    What are the advantages of being adopted? As mentioned on earlier post I strongly objected to the plan to put recycling bins in Priory Chase when it has not been adopted. But if it is does this give RDC the freedom to do so? If you want to know why I am against them being placed here :
    1 there are 2 already in Asda carpark
    2. not needed at the end of a cul de sac where little traffic
    3. look at the mess that ends up near them

  3. 3
    Corey Vost:

    Bruce, have you been down Priory Chase recently?

    Priory Chase currently has only one free lane for traffic in both directions. This one free lane to service traffic travelling in both directions services a busy leisure centre, school and a reasonably large estate. As a resident of this development I would rather have a few bins at the leisure centre on an adopted road than have to continue to endure ignorant drivers who pass parked cars at speed without due care and attention for oncoming traffic who have the legal right of way (I say this as someone who has come close to 2 head on collisions and physical assault which did require Police presence).

    I would hardly call Priory Chase a development that has little traffic, I look out over the Leisure Centre and see cars arriving and leaving constantly during the day, add to this the school rush twice a day as well as the cars associated with 100 plus properties.

    As for the mess – doesn’t my council tax pay for street cleaning? I wouldn’t currently know if it does, as living on a non adopted road we don’t get any street cleaning! Finally, it’s a council owned premises, surely it would be more advantageous for the council to house these bins on their property than pay any rent that they currently pay to ASDA for taking up their land??

  4. 4
    Corey Vost:

    A week shy of 3 months later and still no progress!!! Have we been forgotten?

  5. 5
    admin:

    Corey, no more news since from County Highways, we will chase them…

  6. 6
    Corey Vost:

    And still no progress – fed up with the apathy associated with the adoption of this development is now a serious understatement!

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