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Fears over Tyntesfield School traffic
4:39pm Friday 31st August 2012 in Your Letters
I HAVE to write in connection with the article in last week's edition with regard to the planning application for Tyntesfield School on Alma Road.
I actually attended the planning meeting and was appalled to hear the chairperson, Cllr Viv Ward, stating that the school had been there for many years and she would think very carefully about buying a property near a school.
The school, and therefore Trafford Council, have created the problems on this road. When I purchased my property 25 years ago there fewer than 60 children at that school – there are now nearly 400.
The traffic situation on Alma Road is a very serious situation as the road is a very narrow cul de sac road and as a result of the aggressive growth at the school access has now become impossible and is 'an accident waiting to happen'.
Cllr Alan Mitchell, who sits on the highways executive committee attended a meeting with residents and the school where he was shown photographs of the serious problems on this road.
He reported back that all that Trafford Council was prepared to do is to 'consider' extending a single yellow line.
This will not go any way to deal with the real issues and it is the belief of many residents that there will be a serious injury/death on Alma Road before anything is done to solve the problems.
The school has a vast amount of land that could be utilised to create a drop off/turnaround area but say that it is not possible due to cost.
What price does Trafford Council put on the death or injury of a resident, child at the school or member of staff when an emergency vehicle cannot gain access to Alma Road and who ultimately is responsible when Trafford Council has been warned many times of the dangers?
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