WORK on a teaching academy and driving range will go ahead at Izaak Walton Golf Club despite pleas from a tearful resident terrified for the safety of her children.
Donna Massey said dust from construction traffic travelling up and down the lane next to her home would harm her three-old asthmatic son’s health and put her other children at risk.
And fed-up Stafford Borough councillors said they were also dismayed that highways bosses had failed to support them over alternative plans for access to the site at Eccleshall Road, Norton Bridge.
The proposals were put before the council in October but members deferred them amid fears the construction work would cause chaos in nearby country lanes.
They asked club bosses to consider a single in and out access point for the duration of the work as it was revealed there would be 120 vehicles per day, including lorries, going to and from the site.
An application on this basis was submitted but at a special planning meeting on Monday members were outraged when they were told county council high- ways bosses would not support it because of safety concerns.
And Donna Massey, who lives on the lane where lorries will be passing, was in tears.
She told members: “My three children play in the lane but if trucks are coming every few minutes they will not be safe.
“My three-year-old is asthmatic. The amount of dust that will be kicked up by the trucks will have effects on his health.
“I am terribly worried and anxious.” Speaking on behalf of the applicant, Vincent Doyle said: “We have taken Mrs Massey’s concerns on board and a trans- port adviser will be appointed to go with the vehicles and ensure they go slow and ensure dust is kept to a minimum.”
Councillor Ian Hollinshead said: “High-ways do not normally object to anything and now they have objected to this.”
The plans were approved with the original access arrangements.