Here is a copy of the letter that was emailed to ERYC and Highways England today.
Please write submit your own letters ASAP.
"References: 20/00410/STREM, 19/00701/STREM, 19/00671/STPLF |
Dear ERYC and Highways England,
We write to you in regards the over development of Brough Town and the impact upon surrounding villages.
As you are aware we are two members out of 1,300 residents of the Brough Relief Road Campaign Group. It goes without saying that our community have grave concerns about the traffic impact of these growing housing and business development upon Brough, Elloughton and Welton. Our concerns extend to that of the safety issues associated with queuing on to the A63 Brough/Welton exits during peak and non-peak times.
1.We are deeply disappointed that our positive petition to halt development until road safety concerns received no formal acknowledgement by ERYC. The thorough data analysis that was carried out independently by Dr Kevin Goode was not taken seriously. The report (see attached) demonstrated major failings in the data analysis. The stakeholder meeting in July 2019 was unproductive. We do hold the minutes from this meeting (see attached).
We hear from Cllr. Terry Gill that the more recent traffic survey data conducted in 2019 has not been released for independent data analysis/review. We would therefore like to make a freedom of information request for details on the matters.
2. Within the campaign group there is overwhelming support for the Moor Rd to Melton ‘’Relief’’ Road with hundreds of members seeing this as the only possible solution for the future of the Brough traffic conundrum. I believe it was said by a Hunsley Councillor Walker at the Brough South Liaison meeting this month that there is no public support for such a relief road. I would like to voice my concerns about such misinformation. The community sees this idea as the ONLY real solution to the traffic congestion issues. Please let this be documented. Let’s not forget this idea was presented on Look North as a major news item.
Please accept this letter as our formal objection to phase 4 development plans, which in our opinion would prevent the Moor Rd to Melton Relief Road being a viable option.
3.We also would like to ask for plans to address the A63 road safety concerns especially when the new roundabout works begin in December 2020. These issues have been comprehensively described in our letter dated 27.4.19 (see attached).
We have made several suggestions that could be trialled and are disappointed to hear from Highways England that a fatality would have to occur before anything can ‘’be done’’. This is unacceptable. What solutions can be sought to improve the safety at the A63 junction? Have ERYC lobbied Highways England about this?
4. I would also like to lodge a concern about the safety of pedestrians crossing Moor Rd to Ruskin way during the peak times associated with Hunsley Primary School. Myself and my two children have nearly been knocked down whilst crossing the road due to speeding cars coming back over the bridge coming from the Brough South development. I would like to formally ask for a pedestrian crossing now before further incidents occur. As the School grows and the estate increases in size crossing Moor Rd to Ruskin Way on the School Run will be fraught with difficulty.
I would be grateful if the previous letter dated 27.4.19, the data analysis report sent by email - Kevin Goode is available for public access on the ERYC planning portal in addition to this letter. Thank you.
We look forward to receiving a comprehensive and positive response from your teams.
Cc Cllr. Terry Gill
Elloughton cum Brough Town Council
Welton Parish Council