Wiltshire Council's eastern bypass project was scrutinised in a
Public Inquiry, which recommended
refusal of planning permission. The scheme's rejection was endorsed by the Government. The dud
eastern road project is now dead.
Conservative Wiltshire Council failed in its push for
a pre-emptive rush inquiry.
Strange weight restriction: Who still wants
to make HGVs go the extra mile...?
A reasonable way forward would be to properly consider worthwhile solutions.
Wiltshire's western route is of
less cost and more use than the eastern project. The western scheme included a bypass of the long A350 tailbacks at Yarnbrook.
If road-to-rail freight interchange at the Westbury railway hub was developed, for obvious environmental advantage, HGV
congestion would be cut anyway.
Westbury main-line railway station desperately
needs a decent access road.
This website reflects the genuine local opinion about a solution at Westbury.
In the last survey ever arranged by
Wiltshire (County) Council, up to 79% of Westbury area residents with a view were opposed to the eastern route.
As few as 21% were in favour of the so-called 'preferred' eastern bypass scheme. Read our summarised factual analysis of the
Westbury Bypass Opinion Survey.
Overwhelmingly, 75% of the local public response wanted a western solution.