We have had an expert look at the retaining wall at the A24 Saintfield Road - Myrtledene Road junction, Castlereagh, and have been advised to get access for some data and would like, as requested, the detailed data and drawings of the original wall, heights, foundation details and noise data.
We would like noise detailing, now the wall is near finished, height as there may be now noise reflection which may affect residents on the opposite side of the road, as they are not getting any form on containment. We’re going to engage with resident across the road on this.
We are looking all the relevant data on how DFI came to allocate this as the only containment solution, and ignored the high containment kerb and railings at either the road side or in a section instead of the wall.
We would like to see any relevant information on simply why a VRS system could not be put in place and the risk to footpath users and cyclist of not implementing this system.
We would like to understand why a railing system could not be used on top of the wall, and provide engineering rationale to this.
We would like all the data and to explain why there are absolutely no containment structures in place on the traffic side of the road heading into town and how research has showed that this is not relevant or needed, especially when the traffic going into town is not affected by the set of lights at the Cairnshill Junction or the speed camera.
We have already seen a 15% decrease in business and are taking legal advice on the effect of blighting on our business.
I am requesting all of this information under the guidance of the Freedom of Information Act.
I am requesting which road guideline are currently being applied to this scheme.