|Talbot Street, Whitwick|
Cllr Spence explains that the application to build 8 houses off Talbot Street, Whitwick will mean that traffic to and from the site will have to pull across the flow of traffic and pull out onto a particularly dangerous part of the road.
'Anyone who has travelled along the road can quite clearly see how narrow the road is and how narrow the footpaths are.
'Locally we know that most cars speed along Talbot Street, even independent research shows that 85% of vehicles are travelling at 38 mph when the speed limit is just 30mph.
'Residents in the area tell me about the all too regular accidents and near misses they have had both in their cars and as pedestrians.
'But Highways officers tell me that the risks are not 'severe' enough to legally warrant them objecting to the development.
'I would ask the planning committee to turn the application down. The phrase 'it's an accident waiting to happen' is used all too often, in this case however it just happens to be true.'