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Changing Hardings Way in King's Lynn makes no sense, Lynn News Letters

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In 2014 Brian Long, then deputy leader, pushed through the council that this road must become a bus and bicycle only road, because the air pollution on this road was getting very high. It doesn’t make any sense now to change it. What’s the difference in air pollution then and now?

I think the reasoning is because of them wanting to build 600 flats in the area of Hardings Way Road and hundreds more houses in Lynn.

Buses using new Hardings Way bus lane. (2755128)
Buses using new Hardings Way bus lane. (2755128)

The infrastructure here is already bad, roads are congested.

Apart from congestion and pollution, where will these extra residents be going for their surgery and schools etc? Right now surgeries and schools are already at their maximum capacity.

The Government is cutting money for the NHS, the NHS has no plans on building any new surgeries in our borough and there is a shortage of NHS staff.

I’m not against building more housing, but it must be built in the right places with the right infrastructure in place.

Back in 2014 it was reported that nitrogen dioxide levels in parts of the town were currently high enough to cause a serious risk to health.

Proposals were made to include altering road layouts on busy streets in South Lynn and Gaywood and a creating a bus only lane from Wisbech Road to Boal Street.

The aim was to encourage people out of their cars to use other forms of transport.

Robert Raab


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