There would have been a deeper effect upon BA13 than that of a road alone.
The eastern bypass was routed through the middle of a UK Special Landscape.
Think about the strip of presently open land which would have been between the route of the eastern bypass and
existing homes on that side of the town.
Bypasses at Hilperton, Melksham and Chippenham each have housing infill.
With planning permission, land value can typically increase by up to 100 times.
The possibility of a redesignation of farm-land for new houses and development as a consequence of the eastern Westbury
bypass route is reasonably obvious.
Here is a summary of what a local councillor had written: 'My wife and I own 36 acres of land, which we are
offering for housing. There is a roundabout planned on our land as part of the Westbury Bypass.
This would open up clear easy access to the land...' He was speaking frankly on the fact of the matter.