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Saturday, 8 September 2012

Moss Lane residents say speeding not an issue on their road


Residents and businesses on Moss Lane in Crewe have stated overwhelmingly that speeding is not a problem on their road and neither is the volume of traffic.

The results of a survey in the area showed conclusively that the people who live and work on Moss Lane do not have a problem with the traffic using it.

In all, 24 residents and traders answered the questionnaire. Of those 24, 18 did not consider there was a speeding issue and 22 did not consider there was a high volume of traffic.

However, another 41 questionnaires were returned from people who did not live on Moss Lane, many of whom are believed to be dog walkers using the lane. Their results were totally at odds with the people living and working there.

Councillor Michael Jones, Leader of Cheshire East Council, said: “We promised to investigate this matter after approaches from the public and we have done this.

“We also said that if evidence shows that measures to slow down traffic will provide a solution then they will be considered. However, it is very difficult to justify carrying out any work when the residents and businesses of that very road do not believe there is a problem.

“Speeding is not acceptable and we will not tolerate it but there must be clear justification to make changes to the road and, in this instance, there is not.”

Councillor Derek Bebbington, Ward member for Leighton, added: “We take these matters very seriously and I would like to thank all those who took the time to fill their questionnaires in.

“It is very telling that the majority of people who live and work on Moss Lane do not believe there are any problems and no action is required at this time.

“However, we are aware there is a new housing estate to be built in the vicinity of Moss Lane and, therefore, we will continue to monitor the situation.”

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