York’s Bridge consultation dates published

Consultations are being held over the proposed York’s Bridge scheme in Pelsall.

Under the scheme, a new bridge could be built alongside the historic York’s Bridge in Norton Road and a small area of Pelsall North Common de-registered to make way for it.yorks bridge app A

Moat Farm Pool would change its designation to common land as a “sweetener” to compensate for the loss of land for the new bridge.

Councillors gave the go ahead for consultation in January and dates have now been fixed:

  • 13 March 2013, 2pm to 4pm – Pelsall Community Centre
  • 15 March 2013, 5:30pm to 7pm – First Stop Bus on Moat Farm Estate
  • 20 March 2013, 2pm to 4pm – Leyland Croft
  • 27 March 2013, 4pm to 6pm – Ryder Hayes School (parents’ evening)
  • 3 April 2013, 10am to 12pm – Pelsall Village Centre
  • 9 April 2013, 4pm to 6pm – Pelsall Community Centre
  • 10 April 2013, 5:30pm to 7pm – First Stop Bus on Moat Farm Estate
  • 11 April 2013, 2pm to 4pm – Pelsall Village Centre
  • 16 April 2013, 6pm to 8pm – Pelsall Village Centre

For more information about the consultation, visit the Walsall Council website, which has a page dedicated to the proposed scheme.

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7 Responses to York’s Bridge consultation dates published

  1. Maureen Payton says:

    I find the term “sweetener” rather patronising when referring to the Registration of Moat Farm Pool. This new designation is simply complying with the law. You cannot take Common Land without exchanging it for an area of equal size and quality which continues to provide open access to the public. So we will only get what is our right .

    • CommonPeople says:

      Thank you for commenting. I certainly didn’t intend for it to be “patronising”.

    • andrew weller says:

      I hope the Friends of Pelsall Commons who say they care greatly about the commons and Pelsall’s environment. By allowing this new bridge to be built will turn a lane with a pinch point (York’s Bridge) to slow traffic and not allow HGVs to travell along Lime Lane, into a main feeder road into our village through a wildlife wetland coridor where increases in traffic, polution and highsided HGVs, speeding vehicles will have an detromental effect on the safety of the wildlife in that area.

  2. Maureen Payton says:

    Sorry Jayne but I do tend to get a bit passionate about the Commons and will be monitoring this land exchange closely. Walsall Council will be contacting the Secretary of State at DEFRA and the Open Spaces Society and it is important that Pelsall people are aware of the legal requirements which have to be complied with to protect Common Land.
    Thanks for all you do to keep us up to date with local happenings, I visit your site every day.

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