A417 Missing Link

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A417 Missing Link

Received 26 August 2021
From Stuart Drysdale

Representation

I am worried about the noise pollution affecting my home and others, in Cowley-and that effective mitigation will be minimised to reduce costs. It would appear that the preferred route 30 has crept closer to Cowley in this iteration. This may minimise ground work, but keeping it in a straighter line from the Cowley junction to stab hill i.e. further west and therefore lower on the side of the hill, would give more protection to the village from noise pollution exacerbated by the SWesterly prevailing wind. Excess spoil could always be used as a bund on the Cowley side of the new road with added benefit. Alternative 2 A436 link is preferred. Option 3 breaks through virgin AONB land -exposing the diverse wildlife (especially large mammals) to disruption of habitat and ongoing road hazard (as compared to alternative 2-which keeps the expanded road system in close proximity and minimises impact of parcelling up the countryside into road bound islands. Option 2 also links up directly with the well used Leckhampton Road.