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Residents repeat outcry on housing
2:00pm Saturday 22nd September 2012 in Warminster
PLANS for a 23-home development on land next to Damask Way in Warminster remain in limbo, with local residents fearing it will bring traffic chaos.
The plans, submitted in April, have yet to come before Wiltshire Council for a decision, as joint applicants Greatworth Developments and JV, PW & NV Robinson have been given time to prepare a drainage report.
Some 40 people attended a town council meeting last week, to reiterate their opposition to development plans.
Wiltshire Council’s highways department has registered no objection to the scheme, which involves demolishing 66 Damask Way to provide an access road.
Highways engineer Rebe-cca Lockwood Norris stated in a report last month that the development would increase the number of vehicles using roads in the area.
However she said it was not a safety issue, as all the roads conformed to current highways guidance.
Last week, town councillors agreed to re-send to Wiltshire Council their comment that: “The proposed main site access by the demolition of No 66 will result in a sharp, dangerous corner with an adverse camber.
“Furthermore, the so-called ‘emergency vehicle access’ is unacceptable, as it occurs at a very narrow pinch point in Upper Marsh Road, and is totally unsuitable for purpose.”
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