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Local joy after road is now closed

 Published on: 28th May 2019   |   By: Court Reporter   |   Category: Uncategorized

People living on a road in Chalfont St Peter which has been blighted by speeding, aggressive driving and littering say they are already noticing a significant difference after the road was finally closed last month.

Residents of Roberts Lane have been calling for action and, at the end of May, the road was closed to traffic with the exception of pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders after worries it would become a rat run to the M25.  

The gate was funded by HS2m designed and installed by Bucks County Council following a public consultation.

The closure of Roberts Lane to through traffic is the result of concern in the community. This concern was that the construction of the new HS2 link road beside the M25, which is now open, will cause traffic to be diverted to Roberts Lane. 

The closure points are lockable gates with traffic signs to inform drivers. 

Stewart Walker is one of the residents who lives on the lane and said he is pleased the gates are now in place.

He said: “It was disgusting but the road is very quiet and this end is now closed. We are very pleased to see that it has happened. Nobody can now drive through it.”

Stewart said residents are concerned that litter problems will continue to affect the road because of the HS2 link and said litter picks are already being planned.

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