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Re: Safety on Thurleigh Road
PostTue Apr 26, 2016 8:51 am
The permission for the eight houses was granted in September 2014. Since then not a spade has gone into the ground! It's been extremely difficult for Thornsett (developer) to start because there were so many conditions placed on the permission which needed to be discharged pre-commencement. They have been working through these one by one at various planning committees and with shameless and think veiled collusion with planning officers, ward councillors and committee members. The safety issues have been serially ignored - everything has been in the developer's favour. Over 4,000 truck journeys are planned and they have now green-lit for the trucks to travel the whole length of Thurleigh Road. The ridiculous thing is that residents have supported development on the site but that this scheme is SO squeezed there isn't even enough room for the rubbish/fire trucks, delivery trucks cannot enter, cars will jam-up and there is no room for turning on the site, let alone the ZERO visibilty at the entrance. Residents have been threatened by the Council's lawyers - for complaining! The whole situation is a fiasco. The Ward Councillors have hidden behind the same lawyers refusing to represent their constituents, (although at the 11th hour one of them did read-out a representation to the planners feeling guilty and no doubt with one eye on the next election). The best thing anyone can do is go to the crowdfunding site and pledge funding. https://www.crowdjustice.co.uk/case/wandsworth/
There is more information on the Clapham Junction Action Group's site which explains exactly how bad this has got throughout the borough.