A303 Sparkford to Ilchester Dualling

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A303 Sparkford to Ilchester Dualling

Received 02 October 2018
From Hazlegrove Preparatory School

Representation

1. The traffic pattern for movements to and from Hazlegrove School is extremely uneven with the vast majority of vehicles dropping pupils off over a very short period of time in the morning, and the reverse in the evening. The School has met with consultants on a number of occasions and asked for confirmation that traffic modelling has taken place underpinned by traffic counts taken at peak times. The current layout requires traffic to negotiate a T-Junction and there is a risk that traffic will back up, possibly as far as the roundabout. There has been no reassurance from consultants that the design can deal with peak flows.
2. Hazlegrove School currently has its own branded signage on the A303 roundabout seen by every car heading East. This is a major source of visibility for the school. With the entrance drive to Hazlegrove moved off the A303, this marketing tool will be lost. This significant loss has been raised with the consultants, but no mitigation has been offered.