Why build a new road?

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

THE Bea­cons­field Re­lief Road pro­posal is part of the Wil­ton Park de­vel­op­ment , in Lon­don End, a 37.5 hectare for­mer Min­istry of De­fence site that has been ear­marked for up to 350 homes, a com­mu­nity fa­cil­ity and re­cre­ational fa­cil­i­ties by Amer­sham-based In­land Homes.

The re­lief road gained plan­ning permission “in prin­ci­ple” from Buck­ing­hamshire County Coun­cil De­vel­op­ment Con­trol Com­mit­tee in Au­gust 2017.

The pro­posal is to build a road be­tween the A355/Maxwell Road and Wil­ton Park on land to the east of the town in a bid to ease traf­fic prob­lems and cut conges­tion in Bea­cons­field Old Town.

The plans are de­signed to di­vert traf­fic away from the A355 and the Lon­don Road round­about, which suf­fer long de­lays and traf­fic jams be­cause of a num­ber of bot­tle­necks along the road.

It is also hoped the plans will “meet the de­mands of fu­ture growth in the sur­round­ing area”.

The road would be ap­prox­i­mately 1km in length and would tie into the ex­ist­ing A355 at the north­ern end via a new three-arm round­about. Ac­cess to Maxwell Road and Hyde Green would be from a pri­or­ity con­trolled T-junc­tion to the south of the new round­about. At the south­ern end it would con­nect with a per­mit­ted new round­about and net­work of new roads, which are planned to serve a pro­posed mixed-use de­vel­op­ment at Wil­ton Park, pro­vid­ing a link through to the Pye­bush round­about and south to the M40.

The de­vel­op­ment also in­cludes a 3m wide shared cy­cle­way/pedes­trian path on the western side of the new road and a cross­ing for pedes­tri­ans and cy­clists where the new road meets the ex­ist­ing pub­lic right of way.

The road is due to be com­pleted in March 2019.

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