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27th September 2019

As a result of pressure from Gloucestershire MPs, the Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps MP, has agreed to a public consultation on preferred Route 30 to go ahead between 27 September – 8 November 2019. Following the consultation, a Development Consent Order (DCO) planning application will be submitted by Highways England.

If this goes to plan, construction could go ahead in late 2021, with a possible 2½ year build plan.

We believe that the design of the option 30 will make this route much safer, reducing accidents and injuries, as well as eliminating the twice daily congestion which will result in lower carbon emissions.

The Cotswold Way National Trail and the Gloucestershire Way will benefit walkers, cyclists and riders, greatly improving the public footpaths. The Green Bridge will create a high-level connection to the National Trail, delivering a new wildlife corridor. A significant number of trees will be planted, to help omit any environmental impacts of the scheme.  

We MPs warmly welcome this consultation and hope that it receives a favourable reception so that finally the road can be built.   

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