Weight limit in Devonshire Road to be lifted?

A REVIEW into removing the weight limit in Devonshire Road, Chafford Hundred, is being vehemently opposed by ward councillors.

Councillors for the Chafford Hundred area have been asked what their thoughts are on the 7.5 tonne weight limit being lifted, so that HGVs can access the road.

Conservative councillors Garry Hague, Tunde Ojetola, Neil Rockliffe, and Steve Veryard have responded by launching an online petition against the idea.

Deputy Mayor, and South Chafford councillor,Tunde Ojetola said: “The weight limit has only been in place for less than 2 years and it was put in place to protect residents lives and properties.

“We think the proposal is a waste of tax payers money as a full consultation about this was undertaken two years ago before the weight limit was installed.”

He added: “The Council has not explained the rationale behind this new consultation so soon after the previous one. The Council is yet to produce any police stats or traffic delay figures to evidence the reason for the new consultation.

“It therefore leads to one conclusion, that the aim is politically driven and we strongly object to tax payers money being wasted for political gain.

“We object to the proposal and to the absolute waste of tax payers money.”

Labour’s cabinet member for Transport, Yash Gupta, stressed that it is just a consultation with ward councillors at present.

He said: “I am just testing the water with the ward councillors at the minute, its just a consultation with them at this stage.

“We all know that there are huge problems with HGVs going down London Road in West Thurrock, so this is looking at diverting some to Devonshire Road.”

A spokesman for Thurrock Council said: “Ward members have been invited to comment on the proposed review of the Devonshire road weight limit in order to inform any future decision relating to Devonshire road.

“Comments from ward members will be considered and will help in making a decision on what is required.”

To sign the Conservative’s petition, go online to http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/devonshire_road/.

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4:14pm Thu 3 Mar 11

rocket1 says...

the weight limit was put there for political reasons,chafford conservative councillors think they are to posh to have petrol tankers going through their area.devonshire road is clearly the safest route from south stifford to the A13 and that is what the road was designed for.
the weight limit was put there for political reasons,chafford conservative councillors think they are to posh to have petrol tankers going through their area.devonshire road is clearly the safest route from south stifford to the A13 and that is what the road was designed for. rocket1

4:51pm Thu 3 Mar 11

rocket1 says...

PLEASE SIGN MY PETITION http://www.ipetition
s.com/petition/open-
devonshire-road
PLEASE SIGN MY PETITION http://www.ipetition s.com/petition/open- devonshire-road rocket1

5:20pm Thu 3 Mar 11

rocket1 says...

www.ipetitions.com/p
etition/open-devonsh
ire-road
www.ipetitions.com/p etition/open-devonsh ire-road rocket1

8:51pm Thu 3 Mar 11

Ickymay7 says...

Well done rocket1has you hit the nail on the head.

Not in my back yard says some of Thurrock’s irresponsible Chafford Hundred past and present Conservative councillors, they are again putting their own interest before improving road safety in Thurrock.

DO NOT Support the irresponsible campaign.
Well done rocket1has you hit the nail on the head. Not in my back yard says some of Thurrock’s irresponsible Chafford Hundred past and present Conservative councillors, they are again putting their own interest before improving road safety in Thurrock. DO NOT Support the irresponsible campaign. Ickymay7

10:24am Fri 4 Mar 11

Mattster says...

What UTTER GARBAGE! The waste of taxpayers money is the fact that a road built to relieve London Road of HGV Traffic (roaring past INCHES from pedestrians in many cases) has had this weight limit slapped on it for nothing more than political gain by the tories.

Devonshire Road is probably the most underused road in the area and it sickens me to hear Ojetola say the limit is there to save lives - pedestrians on Devonshire Road? Do me a favour, one or two an hour if your lucky, and protecting property? There is nothing even remotely close to the road in comparison with the houses on London Road.

Add to that the large number of side roads off London Road most with very poor visibility you conclude that Ojetola is only concerned about saving his political backside and couldnt give a monkeys about genuine road safety.

This is NIMBYism at its absolute worst.
What UTTER GARBAGE! The waste of taxpayers money is the fact that a road built to relieve London Road of HGV Traffic (roaring past INCHES from pedestrians in many cases) has had this weight limit slapped on it for nothing more than political gain by the tories. Devonshire Road is probably the most underused road in the area and it sickens me to hear Ojetola say the limit is there to save lives - pedestrians on Devonshire Road? Do me a favour, one or two an hour if your lucky, and protecting property? There is nothing even remotely close to the road in comparison with the houses on London Road. Add to that the large number of side roads off London Road most with very poor visibility you conclude that Ojetola is only concerned about saving his political backside and couldnt give a monkeys about genuine road safety. This is NIMBYism at its absolute worst. Mattster

10:52pm Sat 5 Mar 11

Dave_ says...

If some intelligence had been employed when Chafford Hundred was initially thought of there could have been a decent road connecting London Road with the A13 and so stop lorries using it. But then intelligence was not top of pile when C100 was/is being built. Greed around building flats and housing estates was the only consideration. Don't get me wrong I have no sympathy for the people living there and now **** about things.
As for Devonshire Road lift the limit and let it be used properly.
If some intelligence had been employed when Chafford Hundred was initially thought of there could have been a decent road connecting London Road with the A13 and so stop lorries using it. But then intelligence was not top of pile when C100 was/is being built. Greed around building flats and housing estates was the only consideration. Don't get me wrong I have no sympathy for the people living there and now **** about things. As for Devonshire Road lift the limit and let it be used properly. Dave_

9:44pm Tue 8 Mar 11

PoorFleet says...

Liberate Devonshire Road :p
Liberate Devonshire Road :p PoorFleet

1:19pm Fri 11 Mar 11

I.R.C.T.P says...

This is has not got any bearing on road safety with this weight restriction as it is much more dangerous for the residants of South Stifford having still been force to have hgv along London road even thou Devonshire road was built as their release road.
This useless Thurrock council have spent no money at all the releave the nightmare traffic problems they have created for the residents South Stifford.
All they interesting building more houses creating more congestion.
Since the building of Lakeside and Chafford Hundred has change South Stifford from Industrial area to a residential nightmare.
(try turning right out of Palmerston road.)
SO THURROCK COUNCIL START SPENDING SOME OF OUR HARD EARN COUNCIL TAX MONEY WE PAY TO TAKE AWAY THIS NIGHTMARE YOU HAVE CREATED FOR US.
PS. do not blame Transport Companies the blame totally with Thurrock Council.
This is has not got any bearing on road safety with this weight restriction as it is much more dangerous for the residants of South Stifford having still been force to have hgv along London road even thou Devonshire road was built as their release road. This useless Thurrock council have spent no money at all the releave the nightmare traffic problems they have created for the residents South Stifford. All they interesting building more houses creating more congestion. Since the building of Lakeside and Chafford Hundred has change South Stifford from Industrial area to a residential nightmare. (try turning right out of Palmerston road.) SO THURROCK COUNCIL START SPENDING SOME OF OUR HARD EARN COUNCIL TAX MONEY WE PAY TO TAKE AWAY THIS NIGHTMARE YOU HAVE CREATED FOR US. PS. do not blame Transport Companies the blame totally with Thurrock Council. I.R.C.T.P

1:21pm Fri 11 Mar 11

I.R.C.T.P says...

This is has not got any bearing on road safety with this weight restriction as it is much more dangerous for the residants of South Stifford having still been force to have hgv along London road even thou Devonshire road was built as their release road.
This useless Thurrock council have spent no money at all the releave the nightmare traffic problems they have created for the residents South Stifford.
All they interesting building more houses creating more congestion.
Since the building of Lakeside and Chafford Hundred has change South Stifford from Industrial area to a residential nightmare.
(try turning right out of Palmerston road.)
SO THURROCK COUNCIL START SPENDING SOME OF OUR HARD EARN COUNCIL TAX MONEY WE PAY TO TAKE AWAY THIS NIGHTMARE YOU HAVE CREATED FOR US.
PS. do not blame Transport Companies the blame totally with Thurrock Council.
This is has not got any bearing on road safety with this weight restriction as it is much more dangerous for the residants of South Stifford having still been force to have hgv along London road even thou Devonshire road was built as their release road. This useless Thurrock council have spent no money at all the releave the nightmare traffic problems they have created for the residents South Stifford. All they interesting building more houses creating more congestion. Since the building of Lakeside and Chafford Hundred has change South Stifford from Industrial area to a residential nightmare. (try turning right out of Palmerston road.) SO THURROCK COUNCIL START SPENDING SOME OF OUR HARD EARN COUNCIL TAX MONEY WE PAY TO TAKE AWAY THIS NIGHTMARE YOU HAVE CREATED FOR US. PS. do not blame Transport Companies the blame totally with Thurrock Council. I.R.C.T.P

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