HGV restriction plans in Burton move a step forward after petition collects hundreds of signatures

Bournemouth Echo: SUPPORT:  Campaigners Helen Gwinnett and Alan Slater with their  petition SUPPORT: Campaigners Helen Gwinnett and Alan Slater with their petition

PLANS to restrict the movements of HGVs along a busy village road have taken a step forward.

Earlier this year residents of Burton appealed for lorries and other HGVs to be restricted from Stony Lane roundabout to the county boundary at Sopley.

A petition was signed by hundreds of villagers calling for the large vehicles to be prevented from using the popular route as an alternative to the Spur Road.

The issue was taken to Burton Parish Council by resident Alan Slater, which prompted parish councillor Helen Gwinnett to set-up the petition, which had nearly 500 signatures.

It was passed to county councillor David Jones, who said: “It is very early days but I have taken the petition to the county council and the officers seem supportive and recognise that there is a problem.

“There is a lot of work to be done yet as we have to talk to Hampshire County Council, New Forest District Council and the neighbouring parishes.”

The petition, which was handed over in February, asked for a weight limit preventing HGVs using the B3347 Salisbury Road and Stony Lane North.

It is possible a limit between the industrial estates to the south of Ringwood and Stony Lane roundabout may be looked at.

The petition is likely to go before members of the roads and right of way committee at county hall on May 15.

Burton Parish Council chairman, Judy Jamieson said: “I am very pleased that there is some progress on having a look to curtail the HGVs coming down Stony Lane and Salisbury Road, which makes residents’ lives a nightmare.”

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8:51am Wed 16 Apr 14

Burton Saint says...

I won't be holding my breath. A public consultation was held regarding a bypass around Christchurch in about 1988. Three route options were put forward for 'voting'. We're still waiting.

DCC and CBC missed an opportunity when HCC imposed the HGV ban across the Forest which effectively forced extra traffic along the B3347 (Stony Lane) into Christchurch and it's not just Burton that suffers.

Hurn Road, Fairmile into Bargates are also blighted by HGV Traffic.

Christchurch NEEDS a bypass NOW!. The A35 from Hinton through to Iford and then on to the Cooper Dean roundabout is a nightmare at the best of times.Tinkering about with minor changes won't resolve things.

CHRISTCHURCH NEEDS A BYPASS NOW!
I won't be holding my breath. A public consultation was held regarding a bypass around Christchurch in about 1988. Three route options were put forward for 'voting'. We're still waiting. DCC and CBC missed an opportunity when HCC imposed the HGV ban across the Forest which effectively forced extra traffic along the B3347 (Stony Lane) into Christchurch and it's not just Burton that suffers. Hurn Road, Fairmile into Bargates are also blighted by HGV Traffic. Christchurch NEEDS a bypass NOW!. The A35 from Hinton through to Iford and then on to the Cooper Dean roundabout is a nightmare at the best of times.Tinkering about with minor changes won't resolve things. CHRISTCHURCH NEEDS A BYPASS NOW! Burton Saint
  • Score: 4

10:11am Wed 16 Apr 14

forest-dweller says...

Stony Lane a busy village road? Come off it, it runs down the side of Burton. When I first read it, I thought you were meaning the stretch of Salisbury Road that runs past the school, church and green. No one wants lorries rumbling past their house, but it is a minority of households in Burton that are affected (somewhere between 70-100). And then you have to ask, why buy your house right on the road if you are going to complain?

Burton Saint says there is a by-pass needed, which I wouldn't disagree with, but where exactly is this going to go? And from the north, the A338 is already a bypass. Personally, I would rebuild the Avon Causeway to allow lorries heavier than 7.5t and then somehow get access on to the A338 at the end of the Causeway, rather than at the bottom of Toublefield Copse. I know that that might be expensive as the bridges would have to be strengthened as well as the road being raised above the flood plain, but there seems little other choice.
Stony Lane a busy village road? Come off it, it runs down the side of Burton. When I first read it, I thought you were meaning the stretch of Salisbury Road that runs past the school, church and green. No one wants lorries rumbling past their house, but it is a minority of households in Burton that are affected (somewhere between 70-100). And then you have to ask, why buy your house right on the road if you are going to complain? Burton Saint says there is a by-pass needed, which I wouldn't disagree with, but where exactly is this going to go? And from the north, the A338 is already a bypass. Personally, I would rebuild the Avon Causeway to allow lorries heavier than 7.5t and then somehow get access on to the A338 at the end of the Causeway, rather than at the bottom of Toublefield Copse. I know that that might be expensive as the bridges would have to be strengthened as well as the road being raised above the flood plain, but there seems little other choice. forest-dweller
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10:17am Wed 16 Apr 14

topofall says...

The lorries will just ignore any ban claiming access just like they ignore the 7.5ton limits around Broadstone. I reported a Wetherspoons lorry, nothing happened!
The lorries will just ignore any ban claiming access just like they ignore the 7.5ton limits around Broadstone. I reported a Wetherspoons lorry, nothing happened! topofall
  • Score: 0

2:03pm Wed 16 Apr 14

Hessenford says...

forest-dweller wrote:
Stony Lane a busy village road? Come off it, it runs down the side of Burton. When I first read it, I thought you were meaning the stretch of Salisbury Road that runs past the school, church and green. No one wants lorries rumbling past their house, but it is a minority of households in Burton that are affected (somewhere between 70-100). And then you have to ask, why buy your house right on the road if you are going to complain?

Burton Saint says there is a by-pass needed, which I wouldn't disagree with, but where exactly is this going to go? And from the north, the A338 is already a bypass. Personally, I would rebuild the Avon Causeway to allow lorries heavier than 7.5t and then somehow get access on to the A338 at the end of the Causeway, rather than at the bottom of Toublefield Copse. I know that that might be expensive as the bridges would have to be strengthened as well as the road being raised above the flood plain, but there seems little other choice.
Four routes for a bypass were drawn up and sent to all Christchurch residents in the late 1980s, one route came out ahead of the other three but the green loonies killed it off so now we get stuck with extra heavy lorries on roads that are too small and Barrack Road which is bunged up for most of the day, the Christchurch bypass is a joke, how can a bypass take you into the center of the town.
Just like potholes the councils have left the roads to fall into ruin and it will take billions to bring them up to a suitable roadworthy condition for todays heavy vehicles and cars.
[quote][p][bold]forest-dweller[/bold] wrote: Stony Lane a busy village road? Come off it, it runs down the side of Burton. When I first read it, I thought you were meaning the stretch of Salisbury Road that runs past the school, church and green. No one wants lorries rumbling past their house, but it is a minority of households in Burton that are affected (somewhere between 70-100). And then you have to ask, why buy your house right on the road if you are going to complain? Burton Saint says there is a by-pass needed, which I wouldn't disagree with, but where exactly is this going to go? And from the north, the A338 is already a bypass. Personally, I would rebuild the Avon Causeway to allow lorries heavier than 7.5t and then somehow get access on to the A338 at the end of the Causeway, rather than at the bottom of Toublefield Copse. I know that that might be expensive as the bridges would have to be strengthened as well as the road being raised above the flood plain, but there seems little other choice.[/p][/quote]Four routes for a bypass were drawn up and sent to all Christchurch residents in the late 1980s, one route came out ahead of the other three but the green loonies killed it off so now we get stuck with extra heavy lorries on roads that are too small and Barrack Road which is bunged up for most of the day, the Christchurch bypass is a joke, how can a bypass take you into the center of the town. Just like potholes the councils have left the roads to fall into ruin and it will take billions to bring them up to a suitable roadworthy condition for todays heavy vehicles and cars. Hessenford
  • Score: 4

7:24pm Wed 16 Apr 14

guisselle says...

Oh for the old days, bring back the horse and cart!
Oh for the old days, bring back the horse and cart! guisselle
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2:30pm Thu 17 Apr 14

mouse66 says...

guisselle wrote:
Oh for the old days, bring back the horse and cart!
There's already a horse and cart slowing up traffic along those two roads most mornings ... it's worse than the HGVs!
[quote][p][bold]guisselle[/bold] wrote: Oh for the old days, bring back the horse and cart![/p][/quote]There's already a horse and cart slowing up traffic along those two roads most mornings ... it's worse than the HGVs! mouse66
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