Rat run fears on Morda housing estate

By Lucy Todman | Shrewsbury | News | Published:

Residents living in a small village in north Shropshire are concerned their quiet cul-de-sac could become a rat run for traffic when a new housing estate is completed.

A developer is currently building an estate of 60 homes on land at Kingfisher Way in Morda.

While the residents of Kingfisher Way have no problem with the development, they have grave concerns over plans to turn the cul-de-sac into a through road.

Shropshire Council planners gave permission to the house builder for access and has told the homeowners it will not revoke the order.

Lisa Griffiths has lived on the road for eight years with her young family.

"We thought this was a perfect place for the children to grow up," she said. "Since they started building the houses, we have had general building traffic going up at speed. We have been keeping an eye on the children. Once it is opened up it is the children who are going to be at risk. I don't have any problem with the houses - it is the traffic and the speed people drive at.

"We moved here for the children's safety and that has gone now.

"We understand that life moves on and people need places to live. It is the rat run that we are concerned about. We are hoping that Shropshire Council will listen to us and allow the developer to change the existing through road.

"We are trying to get Shropshire Council to realise that this affects people and to see sense. It is not just about our children in the street, it is those in the new housing estate as well. People could get hurt."

Shropshire Council have been approached for comment.

Lucy Todman

By Lucy Todman

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star and Shrewsbury Chronicle based in Shrewsbury.


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