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Traffic fear over new school site in Barnoldswick
3:02pm Tuesday 5th March 2013 in News
COUNCILLORS have raised concerns about the safety of schoolchildren in Barnoldswick.
Plans for a new C of E primary school on land adjoining the town’s high school were approved by Lancashire County Council in January, but councillors are worried about traffic.
Coun Ken Hartley told West Craven Area Committee: “There are going to be an awful lot of people about because of the two schools, so why can’t we put in a user-friendly traffic light-controlled crossing, rather than having cars screaming in and out of the entrance?
“Installing a pelican crossing on Kelbrook Road would allow young children to cross at a safe junction.”
Coun Jennifer Purcell said: “What is a few more pounds compared to a child’s life? People do not always adhere to speeding regulations.”
Jason Homan, Lancashire assistant director of property, said: “If safety is an issue going forward, we will have to look at it.
“The safety of children is paramount, but there is a lot of technical input required. Discussions will be ongoing with our highways engineers.”
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