Plans to reconsider A46 Strategic Link Road welcomed by Greens - The Leamington Observer

Plans to reconsider A46 Strategic Link Road welcomed by Greens

PLANS for the controversial A46 Strategic Link Road to be reconsidered have been welcomed by environmentalists.

The road from the Stoneleigh junction on the A46 to Westwood Heath would cut through Green Belt land between Kenilworth and Coventry.

Warwick District Council (WDC) – working with Coventry City Council, the University of Warwick and Warwickshire County Council – will lead on the plan which will consider all the development proposed for the area including housing, industrial sites, university facilities and transport infrastructure.

WDC Cabinet will discuss the plans on Wednesday (April 20).

Kenilworth Green Party councillor James Kennedy said: “I am delighted that Warwick District Council has now seen sense and is pushing the other organisations to reconsider travel and transport improvements in the area, which should prioritise active and sustainable travel in line with government policy.

“The climate emergency has changed everything. We should be looking for a future for our district which prioritises walking and cycling and the development of public transport, including the Coventry Very Light Rail system and the new railway station for Warwick University.

“Cleaner air, healthier life-styles, less stress and reduced carbon emissions are just some of the benefits of active and sustainable travel and we don’t need the new road.”

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