PERSHORE’S MP Harriett Baldwin has agreed to meet with Persimmon Homes bosses in a bid to find ‘swift solutions’ to end the traffic chaos on Station Road.
The latest development in this continuing saga comes after a row broke out last week over the ‘unnecessary’ delays along the busy road when Mrs Baldwin called on Persimmon Homes to remove the temporary traffic lights from Station Road and install permanent lights ‘without delay.’
Persimmon bosses then hit back at her comments and pointed the finger at Worcestershire County Council for the delays who in turn blamed the developers.
For months drivers have been faced with delays along Station Road ever since builders moved on site to build the new housing estate.
As a result, disgruntled residents handed a petition to highways chiefs at Worcestershire County Council urging them to build a roundabout instead of traffic lights but their calls were rejected.
And now in a bid to end the misery for town commuters, Mrs Baldwin has said she will ‘mediate a solution’ by holding talks with Persimmon Homes to try and find a ‘swift solution’ which will ease delays at the temporary traffic lights.
“Feelings are running very high over this issue, and I am happy to work with all the parties to try and find the best possible short and long-term solutions, as swiftly as possible,” Mrs Baldwin said.
“I am one of the local commuters who gets held up by these temporary lights and I am well aware of delays that can occur when they fail or sit on red for a very long time.
“Local drivers have put up with this temporary measure for too long and it is time to explore all the options to bring the right solution into play. I have agreed to meet with Persimmon Homes to hear what it has to say about the delays delivering a permanent solution.
“The company clearly has legal commitments but we must also consider the fact that there is now a plan in place to deliver the Pershore Link Road – which will have an impact on this junction.
“We need to put everyone’s heads together and make sure that the best and safest solution is in place to help Pershore’s traffic flows to improve as quickly as possible.”