Evidence collected by volunteers in Milton has shown that the proposed scale of development at St James's Hospital site will clog up two vital traffic junctions. This evidence will be used to scale back the size of development so that local roads can cope. The results were announced at the Milton Neighbourhood Forum on Monday night.
Milton Lib Dem councillor Gerald Vernon-Jackson was one of the volunteers who collected this data. He commented:
"This shows that the junctions at Locksway Road/Milton Road and the Eastern Road/Moorings Way/Velder Avenue junctions would both be over capacity if the development goes ahead as the NHS want it to. This means the City Council has reasons to say no to the size of development the NHS want. I'm really grateful for all the volunteers who, like me, got cold and wet getting this evidence together and so have given the community the evidence to scale back the development the NHS want. This is really good news for residents wanting to resist overdevelopment."
The NHS is looking for a development of 480 houses in Milton on the hospital site. The survey took place on two Wednesdays in the autumn at rush hours. The evidence has been examined and verified by the City Council.
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