No excuse for getting stuck . . . new warning signs for Bath railway bridge
Lorry drivers will have no excuse for illegally driving over a railway bridge in Bath thanks to new signs.
Road signs have been put up in Brook Road warning drivers of a 7.5-tonne limit for HGVs over the railway bridge in the road.
It is hoped they will stop lorries getting stuck because drivers are unaware of the weight restriction.
Councillor June Player (Ind, Westmoreland) said: “Not only will this benefit the bridge but it will also benefit Brook Rood residents who have constantly witnessed enormous lorries trying to get up Brook Road and then struggling to avoid all the parked cars as they reverse down it if they decide against going over the bridge.”
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Brook Road residents were also celebrating after they won a campaign to get an unauthorised roof extension demolished.
A large roof extension on a student house in the street is being removed after planning bosses in the city refused to grant it permission.
The owner of the property, Angus Gorringe, of Tangerine Property Consultants, had tried to secure retrospective planning consent for the extension last year but failed.
However, planning chiefs at Bath and North East Somerset Council have given Mr Gorringe permission to replace the development with a smaller and less intrusive dormer, which they claim is more in keeping with similar developments in the area.
Mrs Player, who reported the unauthorised work to the council last year, welcomed the news. She said local people were angry work had started without permission and that it added to the area’s high proportion of houses of multiple occupancy.
The Chronicle has made several attempts to contact Mr Gorringe for a comment but he could not be reached.