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Concerns over distributor road for St Modwen development in Uttoxeter

Mike Timmins

Mike Timmins

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CONCERNS have been raised over plans for a distributor road through a controversial housing development for 700 new houses in Uttoxeter.

Uttoxeter Town Council agreed to raise the issue of the road through the development of land west of Uttoxeter, between Bramshall Road and the A50, with developer St Modwen at its next meeting.

Councillor Andrew Riley told the council that a steering group has now been set up with St Modwen, where they were told a distributor road will be ‘swerving’ through the development which will link the site with the A50 and Bramshall Road.

In a letter, Councillor Alan Noyes, who was not present at the meeting, said he had asked the developer for the conditions in relation to the planning go-ahead.

He said: “This road would lead discreetly on to the A50 and decrease traffic through Uttoxeter. To date I have not seen these conditions.”

He added that this road needed to be an s-shape to prevent speeding on the site.

Mike Timmins, senior planning surveyor at St Modwen, said: “St Modwen is in discussions with East Staffordshire Borough Council regarding a first phase of residential development at the southern end of the site.

“In accordance with the approved masterplan this will be accessed from Bramshall Road from a new junction.

“In parallel with these discussions, St Modwen is in dialogue with Staffordshire County Council regarding land to the north of the masterplan required to deliver proposed improvements to the A50.

“We are waiting to see the programme of delivery by the county council and the Highways Agency, after which we will be able to review the impact on our scheme and all aspects of the masterplan.”

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