OBJECTIONS have been raised to proposals for new zebra crossings in Chester’s suburbs.
The crossings are planned in Plas Newton Lane to serve the entrance to Upton High School and the County Officers Sports Club and on Wealstone Lane near the junction with Plas Newton Lane.
A County Hall meeting of Chester’s highways and transportation local joint committee was told investigations had been made into safer routes to school in the Newton area.
The greater need appeared to be for crossings near the high school and on Wealstone Lane.
The crossings would be funded from the safer routes to school budget. The committee agreed they should be advertised for public consultation.
Chester’s area highways manager Colin Stredder says there have been six objections to the zebra crossing on Plas Newton Lane and two to the Wealstone Lane crossing.
Residents argue the Plas Newton Lane crossing is too near to drives and accesses.
Objectors to the Wealstone Lane crossing point out it is also near a junction and argue there is inconsiderate and illegal parking by parents.
Backing the proposal, the high school points out more than 800 students leave the school by the Plas Newton Lane entrance.
At a County Hall meeting last night , Mr Stredder recommended that the crossings should be approved.