02:25PM, Thursday 13 November 2014
'Dangerous manoeuvres' being made by drivers at a Tesco Express in Windsor could lead to a 'nasty accident', says a concerned councillor.
Cllr Eileen Quick (Con, Clewer East) has requested a meeting with the supermarket chain after concerns from residents regarding traffic at the store in Hatch Lane.
The shop opened in February, 2013, after Tesco bought the site of the former Three Elms pub and did not require planning permission as the premises did not require a change of use.
The Royal Borough has put measures in place to prevent illegal parking but are unable to take out any further action.
Cllr Quick said: "There are traffic lights on Hatch Lane with cars forcing their way out of Tesco jamming up the whole system and people do silly things like weaving round traffic.
"We have cyclists and hundreds of children walking to and from school so we need to do something because we don't want a nasty accident to happen."
The implementation of a 'no right turn' sign has been seen as one option to the problem but the Royal Borough are unable to implement it as it will placed on private property.
Cllr Quick has written to Ben Smith, highways manager at the Royal Borough, to set up a meeting with Tesco to ask them to implement the sign.
She said: "We have got to a point as a local authority where we have done all we can do so I am hoping they Tesco will be community minded and to the sign."
Tesco had not given a response as the Express went to press.
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