White Dirt Lane has been a concern for local residents and users for some time. The narrow lane, absence of a footpath and regular use are key factors when combined with the speed some people drive the lane.
Cllr Marge Harvey has tried to take this forwards to look at how the lane might be improved and Hampshire County Council held a consultation to seek further views (see article on this blog dated 26th October for further information and a breakdown of the options).
The initial results of the consultation show that Closure was the most popular option with the residents, and Hampshire County Council advise that the next steps are to consult with other organisations to see if a trial closure would be an option. These include the Parish Councils (who have not been consulted yet), Emergency Services and other organisation.
If this looks like it would be supported then the trial closure would be carried out with traffic monitoring on adjacent roads to monitor the ‘Before’ and ‘After’ effect.