A councillor believes a major accident has been avoided after driver visibility near a building site was improved.

South Oxhey councillor Steve Cox raised concerns with building developer Countryside after hoardings were put up at the junction of Prestwick Road and Oxhey Drive.

Cllr Cox was concerned drivers entering the mini-roundabout were unsighted by the hoardings on the corner of the junction.

But following several meetings between Countryside and Cllr Cox and his colleague, Cllr Joan King, the Labour representatives secured an agreement to make the hoardings see-through so drivers could see other vehicles approaching.

Chain-link fencing has now been installed around the demolition site.

Cllr Cox said: "I had feared there would be a major accident with the hoardings in place and I would like to thank the workmen who rectified the situation and did so despite inclement weather."

He added the junction had become "dangerous".

The hoardings are in place as part of the South Oxhey Central scheme which is seeing a regeneration of South Oxhey near Carpenders Park station.

Cllr Cox has also mentioned potential visibility issues when work begins where Oxhey Drive meets Bridlington Road.