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Blockade threat on clogged road in Bradley

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: March 26, 2014


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ANGRY residents fear traffic chaos is wrecking their tranquil village near Stafford – with some considering organising blockades.

Householders say Holly Lane, Bradley is regularly clogged with cars and can come to a standstill.

There are growing numbers of farms and businesses in the area, which have brought in more traffic, as well as a garden centre.

But they fear it will get worse in the coming months as the garden centre is set to close and two separate businesses want to take over the site. An application by J&E Water Supplies is being considered to take over the storage area there.

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There is also strawberry farming in the area and one of the dairy farms is looking to expand.

Stewart Wilkins, clerk of Bradley Parish Council, said there was a lot of anger in the village and Holly Lane was a particular problem: “It is very narrow with houses either side and on some occasions it becomes completely blocked. Some residents are getting really angry and are even talking about staging a blockade.”

County councillor Mark Winnington, cabinet member for economy and infrastructure, said: “I will be sending letters to residents with two suggestions. One to make the whole village a 20 mph zone and the other to make Holly Lane a priority route only.”

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