Anger over early work on bus stop

Park Lane roadworks at Shiremoor.'REF 0203157625
Park Lane roadworks at Shiremoor.'REF 0203157625

A resident has criticised work to move a bus stop before the deadline for objections.

David Orr objected to North Tyneside Council’s plans to move the stop in Park Lane, Shiremoor, to opposite his home as it would impact on visitor parking.

He was told the deadline for objections was on Tuesday but was shocked to see workmen start on site on Monday.

Mr Orr said: “Visitors won’t be able to park outside as it will impact on the traffic. And the bus stop is going to be outside some bungalows with elderly people, so their health care visitors won’t be able to park.”

But the council said the bus stop was being moved away from Mr Orr’s home.

A council spokesperson said: “Last year we sought the views of a number of residents, including Mr Orr, on our proposals to install a signalised crossing.

“We explained that, it would be necessary to move the existing bus stop and on-street parking.”

“We can confirm we received an objection from Mr Orr to the plans and, after responding to his comments, met him on site to discuss his concerns further.

“This led to us adjusting the proposed location of the bus stop. After consulting further on this aspect, we subsequently informed Mr Orr that the work would be starting soon.”