Voting for safety first

I was pleased to be able to support the objections to the variation of the timing for six of the conditions attached to the existing planning permission on the Persimmon Homes development off Spout House Lane.

This would have involved delaying the widening of the footpath along Spout House Lane/St Giles Road and the delaying of traffic calming measures including improvements to the junction of St Giles Road and Wakefield Road.

All these measures are urgently needed sooner rather than later in the interests of road safety.