Trucks battle rumbles again

Heavy vehicles pass close by front doors on Springfield Terrace, Fleetwood. Below - Fleetwood town councillor John Warnock.
Heavy vehicles pass close by front doors on Springfield Terrace, Fleetwood. Below - Fleetwood town councillor John Warnock.
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A FRESH row could erupt over heavy lorries lumbering past Fleetwood homes.

Residents of Springfield Terrace thought they had won their battle to stop noisy trucks going past their properties to get to the new waste recycling plant at Thornton back in 2010.

Fleetwood town councillor John Warnock

Fleetwood town councillor John Warnock

But the issue has been opened again by Blackpool North and Cleveleys MP Paul Maynard who has asked Lancashire County Council to consider stopping waste trucks using their current route down Bourne Way.

That would mean the traffic going down Amounderness Way to the Eros roundabout and then down Fleetwood Road past Springfield Terrace - just outside the boundary of Mr Maynard’s constituency.

He said: “The fact is there are more people on Bourne Way than at Springfield Terrace.

“It has been subject of more campaigning for the change. I recognise it will be difficult to achieve but the trucks could reach the plant via Eros.”

In 2010 residents defeated a planning proposal which would have allowed refuse trucks to pass their homes.

They complained of noise and vibration when vehicles up to 25ft passed their doors.

Fleetwood town councillor John Warnock said: “If they were going to propose this again we would resist it very strongly. The lorries are damaging the road, it is in a state.”

At Springfield Terrace, Liam King, 20, said: “Buses trucks and big vehicles are a problem - you get a lot of vibration.

“There are a lot of houses about down here and the Cala Gran Holiday Park is full of kids so it’s only fair the trucks should go down Bourne Way.”

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