Cradle Lane Kingsley BOAT 29 and Headley BOAT 36, Cradle Lane, Proposed TRO EIR REQUEST
Important questions for Chris Rigden, Acting Chairman, Kinsgley Parish Council
- Why is it that that you and Brian Lazenby feel confident giving the views of Kingsley Parish Council which are at least seven months old? Why was no mention made of the meeting of 12th January to fellow councillors before the event? If it had been you may have been better advised.
- Having looked at the minutes which of 23rd June 2011, because David Comber declared an interest in the matter he was excluded from comment. That is quite out of order. This is not a planning issue and it is acceptable for him to have an opinion which should be respected. He is a landowner with an interest because he has an access on to the highway. HCC had to ask his permission to close it in the first place.!
- The quote from Vicky Bowskill, HCC, is misleading because on the back of that meeting she issued the information that HCC (the officers) had taken a decision on the matter, which they are clearly not entitled to do. As you have seen from todays email the decision will be taken by Councillors and the Executive Member, just as it would be at Kingsley.
- The whole subject should be revisited in the light of the out of date info from the minutes and the lack of information to councilors with regard to the meeting of 12th January 2012.
- There is a national outcry over the abuse of green lanes by motor cyclists. They don't come one at a time but in hoardes most week ends
Wicked isn't it ?
Says Maureen Comber
Neither I as the BHS representative, nor my husband, Dave or I as the adjacent landowners were advised of the meeting, and he is a Kingsley PCllr.
In fact only two of the six P. Cllrs knew of it and attended.
Wicked isn't it?
Tony Barnett writes to Hampshire County Council
THERE IS CONCERN THAT THE MONIES USED COULD RESULT IN MISUSE OF PUBLIC FUNDING.
Says Tony Barnett
I AM IN SUPPORT OF MAUREEN COMBER AND BROXHEAD COMMONS MEMBERS. I STRONGLY OBJECT TO ANY MECHANICALLY PROPELLED VEHICLE USING PUBLIC PEDESTRIAN RIGHTS OF WAY. MAY I ASK THE QUESTION SHOULD THE COUNCIL RUBBER STAMP APPROVAL, IF THE VEHICLES WILL BE SUBJECT TO SPEED LIMITS.
PEDESTRIANS MAXIMUM WILL BE 5- 5 1/2 MILES PER HOUR, HORSES SIMILAR. MPV SHOULD THEN BE ORDERED TO KEEP TO THAT SPEED LIMIT, OTHERWISE THEY WILL BE IN BREACH OF TRAFFIC REGULATIONS AND SUBJECT TO PROSECUTION.
ALSO WHAT INSURANCE COVER DOES THE COUNCIL HOLD(PUBLIC LIABILITY), AND HAS THE COUNCIL "ADOPTED" THE PUBLIC RIGHT OF WAY CRADLE LANE, AND FOI IS NEEDED TO CONFIRM THE FACTS ON RIGHTS TO CARRY OUT WORKS ON CRADLE LANE, THERE IS CONCERN THAT THE MONIES USED COULD RESULT IN MISUSE OF PUBLIC FUNDING.
A decision to allow MPV access would be a victory for convenience
and a defeat for our environment
Says Steve Yandall
I fully support the efforts being made by Maureen Comber and the Broxhead Common members to exclude MPV's from using Cradle Lane( with the exception of disability mobility vehicles that should have a limitation of 5 mph) and,if not already completed,that an environmental impact assessment be made,and published,in the knowledge of Ms Comber.
The recreational and excercise value of Cradle Lane will be severely restricted by any allowance for MPV's and yet another 'island' of relative safety removed in perpetuity.
MPV's have,over the last 55 years,impinged on freedoms in towns.How many of us can recall safely playing in local streets?I can and it was wonderful!Curtailed by MPV's.
Safe pedestrian/equestrian access to the countryside is,and has been for many years, eroded by 'easements' through local authorities to facilitate MPV access(town overflow frequently).Under some circumstances this was hugely beneficial,under others degrading.
It is time LA's considered the cumulative impact of vehicular easements,the environmental costs and the irreversible impact of losing,nationally,many miles of 'heritage' tracks and footpaths that encourage safe physical excercise,recreation and an appreciation of nature .
A decision to allow MPV access would be a victory for convenience and a defeat for our environment.I would also suggest that the resources do not exist to police activities in Cradle Lane and that fact is within your knowledge.
Could I make an FOI request under the environmental regulations for; 1.the Health and Safety assessments relative to MPV access to Cradle Lane. 2.the costs of maintenance now and the estimated costs(taxpayer burden) relative to MPV 'erosion'. 3.the administration costs associated with this project. 4.the precise numbers for and against this submission. 5.the correspondence between the police/HCC to ensure police resources are available to achieve enforcement.Perhaps police resources are being imposed on by proxy?