Local Borough Councillor Peter Morson has called on the Government to compensate a local community who have fought for years for new traffic lights on Trinity Road only to see their efforts halted by HS2.
A housing developer had been required to pay for the lights but now the HS2 route announced by the Government means the development has been scaled back and the lights will no longer be funded by the developer.
Local Borough Councillor, Peter Morson said;
“This is devastating news for road safety and for the community who have fought so hard to secure safety improvements on Trinity Road.
“HS2 is causing untold damage to our Borough and now its halted road safety improvements in a location where we’ve unfortunately seen so many lives taken so early.
“Now the Government should compensate this community and pay for the lights without delay. I’m calling on our Member of Parliament to speak to his own Government and force them to provide the funding needed.
“The safety of our community must come first.”