JUST as with the ‘fatberg’ roadworks of just a few weeks ago, motorists were yesterday scratching their furrowed brows and asking how closing George Street had such a catastrophic impact on traffic.

There was blame being thrown at the temporary traffic lights at the junction of Hythe Bridge Street and Worcester Street yesterday and no official promise of changes to improve circumstances.

We’ve long known how fragile this city’s road network is, but problems like this – impacting out past the ring road – are unacceptable.

And the Government housing formula referenced above wants to put another 100,000 homes in this county within the next 17 years?