Don't blame County over crossing

PUBLISHED: 14:03 17 July 2008 | UPDATED: 22:05 15 June 2010

The Highways Agency, not Devon County Council, is responsible for the A35. That s what a spokesman for the council stressed today as he pointed out County Hall is not involved in plans for a pedestrian crossing in Kings Road, Honiton.

The Highways Agency, not Devon County Council, is responsible for the A35.

That's what a spokesman for the council stressed today as he pointed out County Hall is not involved in plans for a pedestrian crossing in Kings Road, Honiton.

Charity SeeAbility paid £10,000 to East Devon District Council for the crossing four years ago, as part of a planning condition for Windmill Court, but it has still not been installed.

Honiton Town Council is now so concerned that it wants "definitive" answers from those dealing with the matter. Some councillors want SeeAbility to be given its money back.

At a meeting last Monday, Councillor Peter Halse stated the crossing does not appear on a forward plan at County Hall.

The county council spokesman told the Herald: "It wouldn't, because the Highways Agency is responsible for trunk roads, not Devon County Council."

The spokesman also pointed out the installation of speed counters in Kings Road was not carried out as part of a Devon County Council traffic survey.

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