But, making of cement here has now ceased. Hardly any people are employed on the east of Westbury, compared
with some three thousand jobs on the west.
It had been assumed that the ugly cement works would go after its use ran out.
Yet as part of the Wiltshire (County) Council eastern Westbury bypass scheme, a new access road was still to be built
to the now run-down cement works site.
This would have made the site a permanent feature. The A350 bypass would have been near to the cement
works site. W(C)C's eastern highway over the adjacent railway was to be 8.5m high. Lorries would
have been seen for miles.
Eastern bypass adherents are left effectively supporting the perpetuation of the cement works site as an industrial estate
as part of a Wiltshire Council concept.
All along, some saw a new road as a strategy to fully develop the eastern side. Whilst the industrial area and the railway
station on the west are neglected.