Villagers urged to explain problems

RESIDENTS of Bluntisham and Earith, who are faced with a relentless increase in heavy lorries carrying aggregates through their villages because of the state of the A14, should write to villagers in the Offords, who are objecting to A14 plans, to explain

RESIDENTS of Bluntisham and Earith, who are faced with a relentless increase in heavy lorries carrying aggregates through their villages because of the state of the A14, should write to villagers in the Offords, who are objecting to A14 plans, to explain their plight, a senior councillor said last week.

Lorries taking sand and gravel from Needingworth to Longstanton and, shortly, the huge new development planned for nearby Northstowe are supposed to use the St Ives bypass and the A14 to get their cargoes to site.

But congestion on the trunk road means that increasingly they are using unsuitable, narrow roads through the east Huntingdonshire villages to reach their destinations, Councillor Terry Rogers complained to Huntingdonshire District Council's cabinet.

"The way to solve the problem of the A14 is to build it," retorted Cllr Nick Guyatt, the cabinet's environment and transport guru. "I suggest the residents of Earith write to the villagers of the Offords and point this out to them.


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