Traffic congestion – public to have a say

A PUBLIC consultation is starting in Barwick and Scholes this month to help tackle potentially dangerous parking and traffic congestion in the villages.

Coun Matthew Robinson (Conservative, Harewood) said a number of proposals will be put forward to help reduce the number of parked cars in the villages, particularly around Scholes Elmet Primary School.

Letters will also be delivered to householders asking for their views on the proposals from next week.

Coun Robinson said the idea behind the proposals is to improve the village for local residents.

He told the Wetherby News: “I want to make residents aware of the plans that we are considering introducing in the villages

“The idea behind the move is to help tackle congestion in certain areas of the villages with parking problems, such as the roads around Scholes Elmet Primary School, and where parked cars could cause a danger to traffic such as the blind bend opposite the New Inn pub in Barwick.

“However, we want to make sure local residents are aware of, and supportive of, these schemes. The highways department will be delivering letters to households affected by the proposals and we would like people to examine them and let us know their opinions, or any questions they may have regarding the plans.”

The public meeting will be held at Manor House Community Centre on Belle Vue Road in Scholes on February 21 at 7pm where Leeds City Council will explain the plans to residents as part of the consultation process.

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