HOLT LANE CLOSURE CONSULTATION

I recently held a consultation with residents living on and around Holt Lane. In summary there were 56 responses, 43 against any type of closure and 13 in favour of either a partial or full closure. On that basis I cannot recommend that Highways go ahead with any plan to close Holt Lane at any point on its length. It is clear that the majority of residents who took the time to respond are not in favour of any closure. Other comments made, although this accounts for a small minority, included having better highway maintenance of the lane and a reduction in the speed limit. I have asked the Council to look again at the speed limit and I am in discussions with them regularly about getting the road maintained to a more reasonable standard.