The traffic value of a road which is built-up on either side is at least 50 per cent. less than a road without any houses, declares Mr. R. G. Whitley, Flintshire county surveyor, in his report on the planning of the county under the 1932 Town Planning Act.
"Classical examples of the evils of ribbon development," he says,. "in the county of Flint are to be seen on the coast road between Sandycroft and Talacre, from Mynydd Isa through to Buckley Junction, and from Ewloe school through Buckley to Padeswood. Examples of recent development of this kind are to be seen between the aerodrome and Sealand church, and on the Chester and Ruthin road outside Mold."
in fairness to the number of landowners in the county, it must be stated that the small owners of land and land speculators arc more guilty of ribbon development than the large owners, adds Mr. Whitley.