Residents determined to fight aginst road plans

DETERMINED residents from Wrington are hoping to create a team of experts to fight against proposals for a new link road between Weston and Bristol.

DETERMINED residents from Wrington are hoping to create a team of experts to fight against proposals for a new link road between Weston and Bristol.

The parish council has arranged a meeting to inform villagers about the plans for the road, outlined by the Greater Bristol Strategic Transport Study.

The research was carried out by transport consultants Atkins, on behalf of the Government Office for the South West to determine future transport improvements for the areas surrounding the city.

If the scheme went ahead, the highway would travel up from junction 21 on the M5 motorway, past a number of villages and Bristol International Airport up to the south of the city.


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The proposal is one of a number of options put forward following the study.

Parish councillor Richard Thorn said: "This road could destroy a lot of nearby villages on its way, as well as areas of outstanding natural beauty and Sites of Special Scientific Interest.

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"I fear it is such a ludicrous suggestion people will just assume it won't go ahead anyway.

"That's how councils get ridiculous proposals through without a challenge, but we are determined to put together a well-researched case against the plans."

Anyone who wants to find out more about the proposals can go along to the meeting on February 26 at the Memorial Hall in Broad Street at 7.30pm.

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