I’m calling on Northampton Borough Council to oppose plans for a “road to nowhere” that threatens to cause traffic chaos around the north of Northampton.

The move comes amid media reports that the Council is say it has “no objections” to the road being proposed by the County council.

Under the new scheme a link road would be built connecting new housing development at Dallington Grange with the Welford Road to provide traffic with a fast track through to ring road around the north of the town, and with the A14.

The Whitehills and Spring Park Residents Association raised strong objections to the proposed road which it said would increase traffic and air pollution. It would, they argued be “a road to nowhere.”

I strongly supported their case, which was well argued on planning grounds. The association provides powerful advocacy for the community, especially on the very critical issues associated with the new developments in their area.

Now it appears that Northampton Borough Council is set to nod the plans through at the planning meeting tomorrow, Thursday evening.

I say that the Council should be supporting local residents who are trying to protect their community and the wider environment. Any new road schemes must be linked to public transport and include proposals for reducing carbon emissions.


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