A417 Missing Link

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A417 Missing Link

Received 31 August 2021
From Hannah Dawson

Representation

This is an AONB, this new road will be a blot on the landscape and has completely cut off villages from their friends and neighbours. We will no longer be able to access villages on the other side of the Road without travelling a circuitous and more dangerous route adding 4 to 5 miles to our journey, so much for this environmentally-led scheme. What a great white elephant politically this will be when this over developed road has a speed limit imposed in future legislation or results of weather conditions on a high point on too fast a road. This route was chosen because we were told it had to be a 70mph road and the developing and widening of the existing route would result in only 50mph. The slower route is more environmentally friendly and has less impact on the AONB. The proposed route will prejudice the creation of the Cotswold National Park. Many organisations like the National Trust, Wildlife Trust etc are against this scheme because of the environmental impact, so why are warnings not taken on board. This scheme has never been environmentally-led, an over developed road with environmental add ons to appease the public.