How to Gain Support for a Stratford-upon-Avon South Western Relief Road
The cynic inside of me thinks the publishing of a proposed route for a Stratford-upon-Avon South Western Relief Road in such a contentious location is all part of a cunning plot so that when an alternative route is published people support it because it is far better than the prior proposal.
Let’s take a look at the (unofficial) proposed route
Right next to the racecourse, on the flood plains (resulting in a large elevated section), running almost parallel to the Luddington Road, joining on to Evesham road at bottom of Bordon Hill just outside of housing, probably encourage rat runs through Hathaway Lane. It almost looks like it is located there to rile as many people as possible.
Now let’s take a look at the (unofficial) alternative route
A better link to the new Long Marston New Town, moved away from racecourse, away from flood plains, away from majority of housing in Luddington, a smaller elevated section crossing river and rail track, joining on to Evesham Road well out of town, better route to eventually link through to Alcester Road
Has the proposed route been published to make the alternative route look better? – Are they hoping for big campaigns against the proposed route so that when an alternative is suggested it receives more support?
Cynical? Me? – Yeah!
Proposed Route Stratford-upon-Avon South Western Relief Road
Note: proposed route ends at the Evesham road, the one below shows it eventually linking through to the Alcester Road.
The alternative route could eventually link from Banbury Road to Alcester road, be well outside Stratford with an elevated section resembling an old viaduct over rail lines and river.
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