Leading county Tory given ultimatum over road confusion

November 24, 2010 1:20 PM
Rupert Moss-Eccardt

Rupert Moss-Eccardt

A leading Tory county councillor is to be called upon to clear up the confusion over use of Cambridge's new Addenbrooke's Access Road or consider his position.

Mac McGuire, Cambridgeshire County Council Cabinet Member for Highways and Access will be asked to explain how the Traffic Regulation Order on the new road will be enforced.

The question is being raised by Liberal Democrat County Councillor for Arbury, Rupert Moss-Eccardt at the county council meeting on December 7.

Relatives, friends and volunteer drivers picking up and dropping off patients at Addenbrooke's Hospital have been confused by regulations governing the new Access Road.

They fear they could face penalties if their cars are identified by the Number Plate Recognition system in operation. The system has been put in place to prevent the road becoming a rat run.

Cllr Moss-Eccardt said: "There has been a lack of joined up thinking on this issue and now people visiting the hospital are confused as to how regulations on the Access Road will be enforced. This is unacceptable.

"We need some straight answers. But so far the county council has been unable to give us clear guidance. If Cllr McGuire cannot clear up this confusion with a brief and succinct explanation he should seriously consider his position."

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