Workshops put relief road plans under scrutiny
PLANS for a relief road between Beaconsfield and Amersham are set to go on display to the public.
Bucks County Council officers will host a three hour drop in exhibition and workshop on Friday, April 22 at Beaconsfield Town Hall from 3pm to 6pm.
The proposed A355 Relief Road project is listed as one of the county council’s high priority transport schemes, which secured £6m funding in collaboration with Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership in 2014.
It is designed to ease traffic through Beaconsfield, and to divert it around the town as much as possible.
Outline plans, now refined following a workshop in October for local groups and stakeholders to look at several options, will be on display showing the proposed route between Pyebush Roundabout and Maxwell Road junction.
Mark Shaw, cabinet member for transport, said that the aim of the exhibition and workshop was to collect feedback from people to help officers put together the detailed relief road planning application.
Mr Shaw said: “This is an important scheme. We only get one crack at major schemes like these, and we want to make sure we get it right.
“Local residents and local groups have good local knowledge and can help us avoid expensive errors, which is why we’re meeting with them at regular intervals.”
Detailed plans, which will form the planning application, are expected to be finished by the summer, when there will be a formal public consultation. Beaconsfield mayor John Read has previously backed plans for the relief road. He said: “The idea for a relief road has existed in Beaconsfield for decades, and as long as it’s done correctly it will have a big impact on London End and relieve a lot of the traffic there.”
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