A417 Missing Link

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A417 Missing Link

Received 01 September 2021
From James Hamilton

Representation

The missing link on the A417 needs to be made much more considerate of the environment. The route 30 that is being pushed forward is not as environmentally friendly as the route 12. It interferes with valuable ancient farmland that need not be disturbed. The proposed slower speeds will alter the construction criteria of the road and this in turn will not help the interaction with wildlife or the best improvements to the current AONB. As the area has been put forward for National Park Status and a badly considered road development could impinge on this decision this plan should be revisited to ensure the best is achieved. As transport and communication change over the next decades this does not want to be an ill considered development that has failed to take on these issues and then becomes an expensive eyesore in the not so distant future.