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Fordham Road – Hopkins Homes

May I raise concern over the new development along Fordham Road, Soahm by Hopkins Homes. The mud left on the road is unacceptable and can cause accidents, and it is not being cleaned by the developers. More seriously, I have been witness to two near and quite shocking accidents. The first was when a van coming from the site nearly knocked a teenage boy off his bike the second when a large truck ‘Firestones’ didn’t have enough turning room out of the site onto Fordham Road. It mounted the path on the opposite side of the road and came face to face with a woman and her two children in a pram. There are several road calming elements at the site exit point which are not helping. God knows what will happen if this is not sorted out. The highways department and planners should of known and highlighted these problems before the site was even accepted for development, or ever allowing it to proceed. Hopkins Homes should take their lead from Sindalls who have the new Shade school site. The difference between the two developers and how they conduct their developments is worlds apart.

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Posted on 12 March 2013, by Elizabeth Johnston.

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  1. East Cambs South NPT says:
    March 28, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    This issue was also raised at the Soham & East Neighbourhood Panel Meeting, held on Tuesday 19 March 2013.

    I’ve asked the local PCSOs to monitor the situation, and we’ll be discussing the traffic calming and mud on the road issues with our colleagues at Cambridgeshire County Highways.

    We’ll be providing a more detailed update on this at the next Soham & East Neighbourhood Panel Meeting, which will be held at 19:00 on 18/06/13 at Soham Village College (Performing Arts Centre).

    Inspector Paul Ormerod
    East Cambridgeshire Safer Neighbourhoods Manager

  2. ShapeYourPlace says:
    March 12, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    Dear Elizabeth
    Thank you for raising this issue on ShapeYourPlace. I have passed your concern on to the Police and Hopkins homes for comment.
    Many thanks

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