Decision on review of controversial traffic plans delayed

A bus travelling along Hardings Way, part of which could soon be open to cars. Picture: Chris BIshop

A bus travelling along Hardings Way, part of which could soon be open to cars. Picture: Chris BIshop - Credit: Archant

Councillors have voted to delay a motion aiming to review a decision to open part of a bus and cycle route to traffic.

Hardings Way runs through South Lynn. Picture: Chris BIshop

Hardings Way runs through South Lynn. Picture: Chris BIshop - Credit: Archant

More than 1,150 people have signed a petition against proposals to allow cars and lorries to use 15 yards of Harding's Way, in King's Lynn.

There have been 1,400 online and written objections to general traffic on any part of Hardings Way, along with 123 written objections to Norfolk County Council against the traffic orders.

West Norfolk Council wants to move a bus gate to allow stub roads to be built to unlock land on either side for housing.

But people living in South Lynn fear the move will put children travelling to and from Whitefriars School at risk and lead to the eventual opening of the entire route.

Hardings Way, in King's Lynn. Picture: Chris Bishop

Hardings Way, in King's Lynn. Picture: Chris Bishop - Credit: Archant


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Councillor Joyce seconded the motion claiming the need for bus only routes was greater than ever amid rising pollution levels, adding that the plans would see cars idling behind buses.

But council members voted to defer debate on the motion from councillor Alexandra Kemp urging the cabinet to review the plans.

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