Lane out of line

North Coast Times - - NEWS - Lucy Jarvis

Yanchep res­i­dents con­cerned about traf­fic vol­umes on ac­cess lane.

YANCHEP res­i­dents are con­cerned a lane built be­hind homes to ac­cess com­mer­cial de­vel­op­ments will not be able to han­dle the amount of traf­fic gen­er­ated.

Emily Batch­e­lor said Ikara Lane, which ran be­side a fuel sta­tion, med­i­cal cen­tre, stor­age units and two un­de­vel­oped lots, was not built to min­i­mum de­sign stan­dards.

“I have gen­uine con­cern for the safety of road users, pedes­tri­ans, pa­trons of busi­nesses within the sub­di­vi­sion, and res­i­dents who live on Avon Road,” she said.

Plans for a de­vel­op­ment at 5 Ikara Lane, which in­cludes a pizza store, shops, an of­fice and a child­care cen­tre, re­cently went out for pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion.

City of Wan­neroo plan­ning and sus­tain­abil­ity direc­tor Mark Dick­son said the City re­ceived two sub­mis­sions – one rep­re­sent­ing 18 own­ers or res­i­dents.

Mr Dick­son said the $1.5 mil­lion de­vel­op­ment ap­pli­ca­tion would be con­sid­ered by the coun­cil at a date yet to be de­ter­mined.

Mrs Batch­e­lor said res­i­dents whose prop­er­ties backed onto the lane wanted a traf­fic study done to show the im­pact all the de­vel­op­ments would have.

“Ikara Lane is not equipped to han­dle the vol­ume of traf­fic that this sub­di­vi­sion will pro­duce,” she said.

Mr Dick­son said Ikara Lane was not a for­mal laneway but com­mon prop­erty pro­vid­ing ac­cess to the blocks fronting Yanchep Beach Road.

“The pro­posed de­vel­op­ment is es­ti­mated to gen­er­ate around 694 ve­hi­cle move­ments per day,” he said.

“The ac­cess ease­ment was orig­i­nally ap­proved through sub­di­vi­sion at the re­quest of the Depart­ment of Plan­ning, Lands and Her­itage.”

Pic­ture: Martin Ken­nealey­mu­ni­ d484565

Avon Road res­i­dents have safety con­cerns for Ikara Lane.

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