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Councillor Calls for Action Over Closed Access Road
Callington’s Mebyon Kernow Cornwall Councillor has called for urgent action to open an access road to a new estate, after over two years of delay. In an open letter to the Council’s Highways chief, Cllr Andrew Long has condemned yet another delay in getting the access road to Skitta Close from Launceston Road at Bowling Green.

“This debacle has been going on for over two years and I am, to say the least, damned annoyed that following a confirmation that the developers had a 28 day period to reply to the Council over the non-opening of the road, I now find that this has been extended by yet another month because of a technical issue of a wrong address. This has gone on long enough and the people who live in this estate need to know that this situation will not be allowed to continue” Said Councillor Long.

“I would like an assurance from your department that this is being treated with the importance it deserves.  At the moment, there is a real danger of accidents as all these residents need to use the old Florence Hill exit on to Launceston Road or Florence Road and neither of these are now fit for purpose” he added.

The original agreement for the road was part of what is known as a Section 278 agreement with the Council which accompanied the original planning application. This agreement originally stated that no houses should be occupied before the road is complete, but this was changed, against the advice of Cllr Long and the Town Council, in 2011.
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Published on 20th February 2013.

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