Since my letter on the re-location of the entrance to the new housing site on to Acklington Road, (Northumberland Gazette, October 13), I wrote to the highways department with a copy of the petition and a letter of our concerns at how much extra traffic this road will create, not only from houses, but from heavy wagons constructing the roadways and building.
I received a reply from Northumberland County Council to say that the matter is being raised with the officers in the planning and highways departments and I will be provided with a update in due course.
I attended the Amble Town Council meeting on October 13. Coun Robert Arkless said he had received a letter from the highways department and would follow this up. So it’s a matter of waiting to see what comes of all this.
The residents who signed the petition, and others that would be affected by this, can send an objection letter to the highways department if they wish. Email Kay.Norris@northumberland.gov.uk or phone 01670 622611, or write to Kay Norris, Democratic Services Officer, Democratic Services, County Hall, Morpeth NE61 2EF.
If you wish, you can attend the next council meeting on November 10, at 6pm, at the Amble Development Trust, Dilston Terrace, Amble, top floor side entrance. If you need to speak, you will have to register with the town clerk Elaine Brown on 01665 714695 or call into the office one week before the meeting.
I hope to see more come along.