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Mum blocks Cornish housing site with car in disability row

The mother of a blind child has blocked access to a housing development with her car in a protest over its "shared-space" road scheme.

Michelle Hough, from St Agnes, Cornwall, claims they are "discriminatory and dangerous".

Shared roads are used by both vehicles and pedestrians.

Sanctuary Group, which owns the site, said it was "fully compliant" with planning permission granted by Cornwall Council, which is yet to comment.

Chair of LDDA Gemma Roulston, said that "Shared spaces are dangerous to people who are blind or visually impaired, as well as to other people with disabilities. A guide dog struggles with these schemes as there is no way of it knowing where the kerb is. Thankfully the Government has called a halt to these schemes so that they can be properly thought through. Charities like Guide Dogs for the Blind, and Transport for all, have campaigned to have them stopped."