Hampshire County Council are holding a consultation into the options for White Dirt Lane which will be presented at Jubilee Hall, Crouch Lane, Horndean between 2pm and 8pm on Thursday 23rd October.
One of these options includes turning White Dirt Lane into a Cul De Sac following local consultations. This is to be fair a very good option for residents on the lane as traffic will drop to near zero. It would also be possible to make pedestrian access very safe along the length of the lane.
It will be a far bigger issue for residents who live nearby crossing between Horndean and Catherington who will then have to drive around via Drift Road of Five Heads Road, the latter being narrow and hazardous as it is. The issues with White Dirt Lane are also a good reason to add to the list of objections to White Dirt Farm and the outcome of this may affect the argument against WDL for the local infrastructure.
There are also options on traffic calming and other improvements, all of which we are yet to see and hopefully some of these will give good alternatives.
What is important though is that the outcome of this consultation is used to improve the design of the road to make pedestrian and vehicle use safer and also improve the safety for the residents on the lane.
If you live on or use White Dirt Lane it is important you participate to give your view.
The county engineers will be on hand to discuss the options and feedback forms will be available to ensure comments are considered.
HCC have posted a link on their website about this and on the 24th October advise they will be posting the plans online so people who can not attend the consultation can see the options and give feedback. Click Here to see the HCC webpage.