Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Preserve Our Peace

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Preserve Our Peace

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Byline: Gareth Lightfoot

Years of peace and quiet could be shattered by a proposed housing development, according to worried Linthorpe residents.

People living on Kings Road and Belle Vue Road fear a stream of lorries will create chaos in their quiet streets.

Middlesbrough Council planners were today due to consider proposals by Taylor Woodrow Developments to build 65 two-storey houses at the former Express Dairies site off Askwith Road.

But residents are worried access arrangements, via Askwith Road and Windermere Road, will be dangerous, causing congestion, dirt, pollution and damage to roads and walls from rumbling lorries.

Clive Smith, 66, of Kings Road, organised a meeting near the 4.6-acre site.

He said the vehicles should use Roman Road and added: "It's going to be chaos. It will virtually double the number of vehicles. Why should we have that?"

Philippa Jamieson, 32, of Kings Road said: "I just think it'll be dangerous for children playing. …

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