Road is ‘accident waiting to happen’

The development near Kinglass Cottages was already a cuase for concern earlier this year  before work even started

The development near Kinglass Cottages was already a cuase for concern earlier this year before work even started

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Residents fear working practices on a massive new housing development are making an already dangerous section of road even worse.

Earlier this year Miller Homes was given the go ahead for its 167-property Kinglass Fields development on land to the south of Kinglass Cottage off Borrowstoun Road in Bo’ness despite fears over flooding and road traffic concerns.

Home owners in nearby Gauze Road say the contractors working on the site are making the road, at the junction with Gauze Road, even more dangerous by parking their vehicles along it.

One resident said: “It’s an accident waiting to happen. I don’t even walk my dogs there anymore it has become so dangerous.”

Another stated: “It’s chaotic. There are buses that have to turn into Gauze Road and struggle to do it.”

The Bo’ness Journal visited the site yesterday (Thursday) and saw a number of cars and vans barked on Borrowstoun Road, ignoring unofficial prohibition notices put in place urging them not to park there.

Miller Homes had not responded to the Journal’s inquiry on the issue as the newspaper went to press.

As well as a mixture of two-storey detached and semi-detached houses, the firm’s plans include two vehicular access points off Borrowstoun Road, landscaping, a footpath network and a Sustainable Urban Drainage System (SUDS).