Burnley school crossing set for nod

Lancashire Telegraph: Burnley school crossing set for nod Burnley school crossing set for nod

A NEW crossing and safety markings are set to be approved outside a Burnley school, despite the reservations of neighbours.

Road engineers drew up plans after complaints that pupils at St James Lanehead and Holly Grove Primary Schools were having difficulties crossing Briercliffe Road.

And a proposed scheme would see a zebra crossing, school clearway markings, and 50-metre long high-friction surfaces installed either side of the provisions.

Nearby residents complained to Lancashire County Council that the proposals would severely rest-rict on-street parking near their properties, and would damage house prices.

Jo Turton, environment director, said in a report: “There is no automatic right to park on the high-way, and the provision of such amenity has to be balanced against the needs of other highway users, including vulnerable pedestrians.

“There is no evidence that the provision of a pedestrian crossing on the highway has an effect on house prises, and it is considered that this should not be a determinant in coming to a decision on the proposal.”

Borough and county councillors, after being consulted on the highways init-iative, have raised no objec- tions.

Councillors were told that not only would the crossing benefit pupils, but also elderly residents looking to reach bus stops either side of Briercliffe Road.

The scheme will be ruled upon by Coun John Fillis, the county coun-cil’s highways and transp-ortation cabinet member, on January 13.

If it goes ahead, the £26,150 will be funded partly from the environment depart-ment’s road safety capital programme, and a budget set aside for another proj-ect in Blackburn Road, Oswaldtwistle, which is now not going ahead.

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7:48pm Tue 24 Dec 13

Sajdin says...

House prices over public (children) safety, the residents objecting, are morons.
House prices over public (children) safety, the residents objecting, are morons. Sajdin

10:38pm Tue 24 Dec 13

TheCaveman says...

“There is no evidence that the provision of a pedestrian crossing on the highway has an effect on house prises" - No evidence? - has there been any attempt to find any? How about good old common sense, of course removing the amenity of parking space affects house prices.

And what's with the rubbish layout and spelling of this article? - it's PRICES.
“There is no evidence that the provision of a pedestrian crossing on the highway has an effect on house prises" - No evidence? - has there been any attempt to find any? How about good old common sense, of course removing the amenity of parking space affects house prices. And what's with the rubbish layout and spelling of this article? - it's PRICES. TheCaveman

11:39am Wed 25 Dec 13

Sajdin says...

TheCaveman wrote:
“There is no evidence that the provision of a pedestrian crossing on the highway has an effect on house prises" - No evidence? - has there been any attempt to find any? How about good old common sense, of course removing the amenity of parking space affects house prices.

And what's with the rubbish layout and spelling of this article? - it's PRICES.
You might be right, but trying to put house prices over the safety of children, this I cannot comprehend.
[quote][p][bold]TheCaveman[/bold] wrote: “There is no evidence that the provision of a pedestrian crossing on the highway has an effect on house prises" - No evidence? - has there been any attempt to find any? How about good old common sense, of course removing the amenity of parking space affects house prices. And what's with the rubbish layout and spelling of this article? - it's PRICES.[/p][/quote]You might be right, but trying to put house prices over the safety of children, this I cannot comprehend. Sajdin

12:02pm Wed 25 Dec 13

DaveBurnley says...

Sajdin wrote:
TheCaveman wrote:
“There is no evidence that the provision of a pedestrian crossing on the highway has an effect on house prises" - No evidence? - has there been any attempt to find any? How about good old common sense, of course removing the amenity of parking space affects house prices.

And what's with the rubbish layout and spelling of this article? - it's PRICES.
You might be right, but trying to put house prices over the safety of children, this I cannot comprehend.
Quite right, some people place money above everything in their life. They must live very sad lives....
[quote][p][bold]Sajdin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TheCaveman[/bold] wrote: “There is no evidence that the provision of a pedestrian crossing on the highway has an effect on house prises" - No evidence? - has there been any attempt to find any? How about good old common sense, of course removing the amenity of parking space affects house prices. And what's with the rubbish layout and spelling of this article? - it's PRICES.[/p][/quote]You might be right, but trying to put house prices over the safety of children, this I cannot comprehend.[/p][/quote]Quite right, some people place money above everything in their life. They must live very sad lives.... DaveBurnley

5:16pm Wed 25 Dec 13

shimmy says...

Anything that helps children cross Briercliffe Road gets the thumbs up from me.
Anything that helps children cross Briercliffe Road gets the thumbs up from me. shimmy

5:56pm Wed 25 Dec 13

TheCaveman says...

Hmmm - I didn't say I didn't support the idea of a crossing, it was the silly statement that it didn't affect house prices when plainly it does. Never mind, I'm sure the residents will be adequately compensated for their loss - not!
Hmmm - I didn't say I didn't support the idea of a crossing, it was the silly statement that it didn't affect house prices when plainly it does. Never mind, I'm sure the residents will be adequately compensated for their loss - not! TheCaveman

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