Lorry ban joy for residents

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RESIDENTS of a street plagued by heavy trucks told of their delight after winning a 10-year battle to ban lorries from their road.

Sheffield Council’s cabinet highways committee approved a weight limit for Bocking Lane, which runs between Beauchief and Greenhill, to force large goods vehicles to use an alternative route.

Resident Greta Pike, said: “The residents of Greenhill Avenue and Bocking Lane are utterly delighted that this will be implemented in March or April after a 10 year campaign for the council to recognise the severe problems experienced by the people living on these streets.”

The ban was implemented despite objections from Abbey Lane residents - who are unhappy the trucks will be diverted along their road onto the A61 at Woodseats as they travel between the Peak District and the motorway network via Sheffield’s outer ring road.

In the long-term, the council wants to force the lorries to use A roads only, forcing them to go into the city centre and onto the Parkway instead.