Shaftesbury Town Council want the ‘spine road’ built on The Maltings estate.
An extension of Maple Road, up to Wincombe Lane, formed one of the development policies for the eastern development back in 2003.
Dorset Council is likely to proceed with the ‘bus gate’, restricting private estate access along Mampitts Lane, and the additional, northern access point is considered vital by many residents.
Councillors were set to decide their plan of action last night, but the meeting was postponed until next week as a mark of respect for the Duke of Edinburgh.
Alfred’s John Ryan considers some of the options outlined to councillors in a report they commissioned.