Questions over increase in lorry movements at Badnell's Pit

Theresa May has written to Ian Trenholm, Chief Executive of the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, asking him to explain why the council did not object to the doubling in the number of vehicles a day going in and out of the Badnell’s Pit site in Maidenhead during remediation works.

Originally 51 vehicles were allowed to leave the site on a daily basis but the Planning Inspector’s decision means that up to 100 can leave the site each day.

Theresa said, “I am extremely disappointed that the Royal Borough failed to write to the Inspector and warn against the impact of the doubling in number of HGV vehicles accessing the site. It was up to the council to write to the Inspector and defend local interests. This decision will mean an increase in traffic congestion on the local roads which are already under considerable strain.”

“The impact for local residents will be huge, with increased dust and noise for longer periods. I am also extremely disappointed as the current arrangements were made after a lengthy consultation with a number of bodies and local residents.”

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