On January 12th 2022 the Conservative Group, including Cllr Strengiel and Cllr Briggs voted against the Western Growth Corridor development because of residents concerns over traffic congestion.
Cllr Strengiel and Briggs are not against new homes in principle and both believe Lincoln needs new housing for families and local people.
The Labour City Council had initially planned to install a one way system from the junction of Woodfield Avenue down to the Skellingthope Road traffic lights. This would have meant traffic going North from Birchwood Avenue would have to turn into Woodfield Avenue, creating a rat run through Birchwood.
The proposed system was floored, so Cllr Strengiel lobbied Lincolnshire County Council on behalf of residents asking them to deploy a better system rather than the one way system proposed by the Labour run City Council. Highways agreed to take the proposal forward to the City Council, the developer and Stagecoach requesting that they install a three way traffic light system for 52 weeks whilst the 1st phase of the project is completed.
This was agreed by the City Council and the plans were changed.
Following the announcement Cllr Strengiel said. "I am pleased the council have taken on board residents' concerns and agreed to my suggestion. The three way traffic light system is not ideal, but it is preferable to the initial proposals.