A417 Missing Link

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A417 Missing Link

Received 01 September 2021
From Laura Delport

Representation

I strongly object to option 30. The damage to the countryside and loss of wildlife habitats will be massive. To turf up this area of outstanding natural beauty is criminal. This is the worse possible alternative for the A417 and I can no way understand how this area was allowed to be even considered as an option. The view from there is breathtaking and it is hugely popular with walkers and horse riders. We should be protecting what is left of these areas of outstanding natural beauty. Having this road in this location would have a huge negative effect on the landscape and the rural feeling. Local communities standard of living would also be effected with noise pollution and visual impact. Noise pollution would also have a negative impact on wildlife. I feel to have such a huge negative impact on this area for a more efficient and faster journey for commuters is wrong and struggle to understand why the existing road cannot be widened. I regularly use this road and feel to sit in traffic is a small price to pay in protecting our beautiful countryside.