University campus road works will hit access for Crymlyn Burrows residents says Assembly Member

The Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member for South Wales, West Peter Black has expressed his concern at the way Neath Port Talbot Council are dealing with the proposal to close the right turn options to and from Elba Crescent as part of the University campus building work

Works to create an access road to the University campus will mean that right turns to Elba Crescent from Fabian Way and vice versa will be prevented on three separate occasions for a three weeks period on each occasion. As a result residents living in Elba Crescent and Baldwin's Crescent will face a long detour to travel to and from their homes.

"Although it is necessary to create an access to the new university campus I am astonished that Neath Port Talbot Council have not made proper provision for local residents to properly access their own homes," said Mr. Black.. "Residents have suggested to me that the bus gate at the end of Baldwin's Crescent be opened whilst the closure is in force but the Council appear to have ruled that out. Opening up the bus gate will allow residents to access Swansea without having to go up to the Amazon roundabout and around. It will also prevent them from having to go round the back roads to access their properties

"There has been little or no consultation with residents on the impact of these works on them. They have effectively been told to like it or lump it. The council is not interested in their views. I am also concerned that businesses, based in Crymlyn Burrows will suffer because customers and suppliers will not know how to access them. Will the Council be compensating  these businesses for any detrimental impact on their trade? "

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