by Jackie Porter on 16 March, 2017
You may have read the Hampshire County Council papers or seen the press release from HCC, which summarises the study for the proposed changes to the Cart and Horses junction.My thoughts are as follows:
However, I do not agree with ‘no right turn’.
Stopping the right turn would potentially:-
* increase traffic on the very narrow Park Lane in Abbots Worthy as people use it as a roundabout,
* increase traffic on Lovedon lane junction, which is equally difficult for drivers and completely unlit, and
* increase traffic going into Winchester, which would make congestion and Winchester’s air quality even worse!
I have discussed it with residents today: we want HCC to ‘bite the bullet ‘ and seriously consider spending money on a roundabout here.
The executive Member, Cllr Humby, cites difficulty obtaining funds for this.
There is S106 money from the Barton Farm development: the first homes will be occupied in April- please use that!
There is CIL money in Winchester’s pot, and in the villages’ Parish pots too.
HCC always seems to find the money when it really needs it- I think this justifies spending the money.
I’ll be putting this to HCC today and at the meeting next week.
Others, including at least one of the deputees, are planning to be (and speak) at the meeting at 2pm next Thursday.