Does Gloster Road need a Motorway Fence – Fit for Purpose.

When the development of the Gloster Road estate was planned, it took houses right down to the margin of the M1 motorway.


And a bund wall was included, presumably to give some respite to the noise.  

An email was sent to all concerned parties, Police, Highways, developers etc.

following a site visit was made by Bill Piper, Highways England and Leicestershire Police.

Unfortunately there were no other replies of any substance. 


There have since been questions as to whether or not the houses should have been built so close to the motorway, let alone an insecure fence to secure the motorway.

There has already been one unfortunately incident and a number of other incidents.

One wonders where it will end – or if someone picks up the cudgel to correct the situation.