Under the old regime this would have gone back to Area Committees 3 and 4 for a final decision but as they have been scrapped the report is now destined for the Neighbourhoods and Communities Service Committee scheduled for December 3rd. However, the principal protagonists, Cllr Robert Cole (Clayhall) and Cllr Gwneth Deakins (Roding), both sit on this committee so it should be an interesting debate what with councillors from Wanstead and Ilford sitting in judgement on what is a very localised issue.
One interesting feature of the officer’s report is the number of representations (37) suggesting a traffic lighted junction to link Roding Lane North and Roding Lane South which is by far the simplest and least costly alternative and has been advocated by Cllr Ian Bond (Roding) for some time, but this would probably exacerbate the problem at the other end of Roding Lane South where they have a roundabout but can’t get on it. However, as with any change to traffic regulations there will be winners and losers and such a proposal would undoubtedly increase traffic in Roding Lane North and South (but not on the Hill Farm Estate) resulting in a backlash from residents fronting those roads.
|The section of Clayhall Avenue |
where Cllr Bond claims there
have been no accidents
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