Mum of blind girl blocks Cornwall housing development in road protest

Michelle Hough says the shared space road is discriminatory Credit: Michelle Hough

A mum from Cornwall has parked her car across the entrance to a housing development which she says puts her blind daughter at risk.

Michelle Hough claims the 'shared space road', which can be used by both vehicles and pedestrians, would also impact on wheelchair users and elderly people.

Shared space roads have been deemed as discriminatory and dangerous and local authorities have been asked to stop using them.

Michelle Hough

Sanctuary Housing, which owns the site, said it was fully compliant with planning permission granted by Cornwall Council.

The council has been contacted for comment.

We bought the site with full planning consent granted by Cornwall Council following a period of public consultation. We are fully compliant with the planning permission and all the statutory approvals are in place including those related to the accessibility and road design. We will continue to liaise with the resident to hear her views and will continue to discuss it with the council. This site will offer a range of much-needed, high quality and stylish homes for St Agnes and we are looking forward to the first residents moving in.

Sanctuary Housing