TRO Proposal Rosses and Guises Lanes, Wichenford, Worcs.
Worcestershire County Council have issued an application for permanent Traffic Regulation Orders on Guises and Rosses Lanes in Wichenford. If this application is passed then we will definitely lose the right to drive these unsurfaced roads.
Write one objection per lane but make each objection slightly different to the other.
More than one family member may object – the more the better, especially if the reasons are different.
Even a single line “I object to the application to prevent motorized access to ??? Lane because it’s poor state results from lack of maintenance not over-use” is sufficient.
It is vitally important that you object to this, I have been trying to get Worcestershire County Council (WCC) to see sense since 2003 when this case began, please don’t let them win and waste more of our money. We already have significantly less than the national average of unsurfaced rights of way with vehicular rights, don’t let them take two more.
If the application for a permanent TRO went ahead it would be on the basis of the Ecological Survey and that vehicular traffic would…..
a) Cause damage to the lanes – NONE of the reports commissioned by WCC found any damage to the lanes
b) Have an adverse effect on the character of the lanes – the lanes possess such character because they are lanes
Simon Mallinson, Head of Legal Services, County Hall, Spetchley Road, Worcester WR5 2NP
Objections to be received by 24th December 2009 latest
Absolutely vital is to get as many objections as possible, noting:
* send them at the right time and to the right place; don’t send them before or after the dates specified, the notice should specify but it will probably be to Legal Services or County Solicitor
* that they should be sent – email should be OK but check with them and set “get read receipt” (it is easier to get many more if email is accepted)
* don’t do a petition, it’s useless; often counted as a single person, potential objectors less likely to write if they’ve signed petition
* don’t do identical letters, try to use own wording
* husband, wife, child – do 3 letters, even copied, better than 1 with 3 signatures on it
* Make it clear that it is an objection – e.g. “please take this as a formal objection to the proposal ……”
* give reasons
* request public inquiry as matter is widely contentious
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 09 December 2009 )