June 19 2013 Latest news:
Story by: ROB SETCHELL, Reporter
Thursday, January 31, 2013
RESIDENTS are celebrating a positive step in their fight to halt the flow of heavy lorries and farm vehicles travelling down their narrow Wisbech road.
Osborne Road is a popular route with tractors and large lorries as there are businesses and a farm at the end of it. Residents claim that this traffic causes their homes to suffer “vibrations and damage”.
The current roadworks have made the stretch quieter as heavy vehicles use a diversion - but residents want a permanent solution.
They took up their fight with Wisbech councillor Samantha Hoy, who arranged for county council cabinet member Tony Orgee to meet the campaigners. A feasibility study has now been commissioned to look at options for the road.
Resident Michael Howard had previously called for a link road to connect Crab Marsh, which runs parallel to Osborne Road, to the businesses. This would mean heavy vehicles could reach their destination without having to pass residential properties.
Cllr Hoy said: “Michael showed me just how strongly residents feel about this issue and I am pleased that options will be investigated.
“We cannot stop vehicles having access to businesses, nor would we want to, but we can try and find a solution to suit all.”