£100,000 fund to improve busy junction is unspent six years on

Braintree and Witham Times: £100,000 fund to improve busy junction is unspent six years on £100,000 fund to improve busy junction is unspent six years on

A fund of £100,000 to improve a congested road junction has yet to be spent six years after it was agreed.

The money, which will go towards improving the junction of Newland Street and The Grove, in Witham, was first agreed in February 2008.

Residents say the junction becomes clogged by drivers turning right out of The Grove heading towards the A12.

Essex County Council (ECC) was allocated the money under the terms of two planning applications granted in 2008.

Section 106 funds, paid by developers to the community when a planning application is granted, are set aside by councils for specific projects.

Allan Waight, chairman of the Grove Residents Association, said: “In the evening, during the rush hour, the traffic blocks up and stops people getting around.

“It is a major congestion point and it is because of the inability to turn right towards Colchester - the road is too narrow.”

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12:52pm Mon 27 Jan 14

The Stinker Returns says...

Residents at The Grove don't want anyone else using "their" roads do they? Can't have CoFunds people parking there and now you can't accept that the rush hour does block up roads and slow things down everywhere. Perhaps drivers should be sent to the A12 through the industrial estate and then they can moan about the extra traffic. Try moving through the Chipping Hill/Morrisons/stati
on in the rush hour. It's all the same.
Residents at The Grove don't want anyone else using "their" roads do they? Can't have CoFunds people parking there and now you can't accept that the rush hour does block up roads and slow things down everywhere. Perhaps drivers should be sent to the A12 through the industrial estate and then they can moan about the extra traffic. Try moving through the Chipping Hill/Morrisons/stati on in the rush hour. It's all the same. The Stinker Returns
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