|MERA Chair Mark Taylor demonstrates the width of |
the proposed access to Site 7 on the Eric & Treby Estate redevelopment
This view is taken from Open Space 5 (the tarmac space between the Tabernacle Church and the Eric Street maisonettes/gardens) looking north. Note the width!
- slightly more than Mark's outstretched arms
- about the same as a wheelie bin!
Yes, you've guessed it! MERA will be highlighting this traffic access proposal as part of the MERA response to the revised traffic access management proposals which form part of the revised Construction Management Plan.
Consultation closes tomorrow - 1st September 2010.
[UPDATE #1 - We've had discussions with the Tabernacle Church whose rear wall is indicated on the left in the photo. Apparently the Church was approached 10 weeks ago with a request to knock the wall down. A meeting has been held with advice taken from a party wall surveyor and the Tabernacle are declining to knock down their wall. The wall has been there for over 50 years and encloses a necessary turning space for vehicles visiting the church.
UPDATE #2 - The Tabernacle Chuch have now queried access with Telford Homes. The Construction Director Jeremy Brett, is now indicating that there is no current plan for a way into the site and that they will have to find another way in. Which of course is NOT what is indicated by the designated route plan nor the route instructions for Site 7 (see page 13 for route instructions!) in the Construction Management Plan which is currently out for consultation. This is what preciptated our discussions with the Tabernacle and their discussions today with Telford Homes.
Where next we wonder?]