HGV routes review amid protests

A REVIEW of recommended HGV routes in Sheffield has been confirmed by councillors amid protests from residents that some lorries are taking unsuitable routes.

In particular, householders on Abbey Lane say there will be more vehicles on the road – many crossing between the Peak District and the M1 – as a result of an HGV ban on Bocking Lane, between Beauchief and Greenhill.

Angela Greenwood, who presented a 130-signature petition urging councillors to ban lorries on Abbey Lane, said: “We are going to have up to 400 lorries a day going past a school, which will be an accident waiting to happen.

“The section of Abbey Lane in Woodseats, just before it meets Chesterfield Road, is narrow with traffic-calming and is unsuitable.”

Supporting the review, Coun Leigh Bramall, who chairs the city council cabinet highways committee, said: “We need a holistic approach to where on the road network lorries should go and before we make further restrictions in the future.”