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Modified plans for Aylesbury’s South Eastern Link Road to go on public display

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Orbital vision: The plan for link roads that make up a ring around Aylesbury.

On Tuesday 17th July 2018 the revised plans for Aylesbury’s South Eastern Link Road will go on public display at Stoke Mandeville Stadium’s Guttmann Centre.

The original plans have been modified following a public consultation held in November 2017 following which more than 200 residents responded.

Revisions have taken account of the comments made during the public consultation about the need for more landscaping and concerns about noise, vibration and air quality.

The link road will extend the proposed Stoke Mandeville bypass from its Lower Road junction, over the main Aylesbury to Marylebone railway, to meet Wendover Road at a new roundabout.

Mark Shaw, Buckinghamshire County Council’s Deputy Leader and Transport Cabinet Member, said the link road was needed to take traffic from the new bypass, being provided through the HS2 Hybrid Act, to Wendover Road to avoid congestion at Walton Gyratory. Currently, traffic uses Risborough Road and Station Road, Stoke Mandeville.

The link road is a major investment in Aylesbury’s roads,‘ said Mark. ‘As the town grows, it will help deal with congestion and improve connections around the outskirts. It also provides a great opportunity to build another section of our Orbital Route around Aylesbury.

A planning application, to be made in September 2018, will include a 30 day public consultation. The aim is to start construction in winter 2020 and finish a year later to coincide with the projected completion of Stoke Mandeville bypass.

The link road, at just under a mile long, has a budget of £23 million, largely from a Local Growth Fund grant through Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership, with contributions from HS2 and local developers.

The public exhibition on 17 July will be open from 2.00pm to 8.00pm.

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