M54 to M6 Link Road

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M54 to M6 Link Road

Received 18 May 2020
From Parliament

Representation

As Member of Parliament for South Staffordshire, I would like to register as a interested party so that I can continue to represent the views of my constituents on these proposals going forward. While the link road will help to take traffic off the A460 - something which is long needed - I know that a number of constituents in Featherstone, Hilton and Shareshill have concerns about the plans, particularly in relation to noise pollution, the proximity of the road to homes, the effectiveness of the proposed noise mitigation measures and overall closeness of the current design to the village of Hilton. These are issues that I have previously raised with Highways England and I believe that it is vital to make sure that the impact on residents is minimised both in the long and the short term. Recent approval given to the West Midlands Interchange and HGV control measures stemming from this development will also need to be taken into account.