'Melbury Abbas and Cann Group Parish Council' have filed for a judicial review of Dorset County Council's traffic management scheme for the A350 and C13 roads. The scheme affects Melbury Abbas village and the wider area.
- Surface improvements and kerb-stone replacements where necessary.
- Enhancement of the current signing to advise of the advisory one-way route.
- Application of an anti-skid surface on the uphill section of Spreadeagle Hill.
- Installation of new vehicle activated signs (VAS) in Melbury Abbas including the creation of a new lay-by, with VAS signs, at Melbury Abbas for use when there is another HGV in the narrow section.
Hugo Miéville, the NDLD Parliamentary Spokesman, said (in 2017):
The decision by DCC to ignore the suggestions from the emergency services of weight restrictions on heavy lorries using the C13 seems extremely unwise and could cause blockages which would result in serious delays to emergency vehicles - as has already happened. The only way forward is to provide proper infrastructure - namely a Melbury Abbas by-pass...