I am very concerned about the effect on family homes in West Swindon of the Conservatives’ decision to set up yet another talking shop instead of getting on with the Northern Link Road.
I am very concerned about the effect on family homes in West Swindon of the Conservatives’ decision to set up yet another talking shop instead of getting on with the Northern Link Road. The prospect of existing roads such as Mead Way being made into dual carriageways has not gone away, the Conservatives have just delayed it until after the General Election. This has already caused local people great concern and threatens planning blight on hundreds of homes until the Tories say clearly they’re not turning ordinary roads into busy dual carriageways.
Anne Snelgrove tells Tory Council "Stop talking and get building the Northern Link Road"
Conservative-run Wiltshire Council has foisted massive new building on the outskirts of Swindon, and I warned at the time that it would lead to traffic congestion and put a strain on local services unless significant investment was made by national Government. Now local people in Swindon have been betrayed by both the Conservative Government and the local Conservative MP, neither of whom have delivered on the funding for the vital link road.
People in West Swindon will suffer planning blight whilst the local Tories take their time deciding which existing roads will be made into dual carriageways. In an email to me, a West Swindon resident summed up what many people will be concerned about:
“I am horrified at plans to make Mead Way into a dual carriageway (rather than build the above new road), and at the diminution in my quality of life that would result from the doubled level of noise and pollution.
I am also concerned as to whether this plan would involve the compulsory purchase of part or all of my property – I am currently struggling to get an answer to this question and would be very grateful if you could assist me in this.
I am also concerned to know what measures would be put in place to reduce the noise and pollution emanating from the road for those living next to it if the plan were to go ahead – again if you were able to obtain an answer for me I would be very grateful.”
Working with Swindon’s Labour Councillors, I will continue to press for the Northern Link Road, as the alternative means misery for so many families in West Swindon.