Businesses get behind call for new M4 junction

November 29 2015

Over 100 local businesses have signed a letter calling on the Government to deliver the funding for a new junction 18A into the M4.

Over 100 local businesses have signed a letter calling on the Government to deliver the funding for a new junction 18A into the M4.

Local MP Luke Hall, has presented the letter to Andrew Jones, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport in the House of Commons.

The campaign has has seen a debate in Parliament and the launch of a University of Bath report, putting forward the economic case for the new junction. 

Mr Hall said; “This demonstrates that the campaign for Junction 18A has strong support in the business community and adds to the clear and convincing case that this junction should be part of the future infrastructure of South Gloucestershire”. 

It’s claimed the proposed Junction 18A would address increasing residential and commercial demands being placed on South Gloucestershire, which is already experiencing significant growth. Over the next 10 years, it is anticipated that 7,000 new jobs will be created in the area and this is due to put a significant strain on the local road network.

The campaign for the new junction, Gateway2Growth, has already made significant progress since it was launched in March 2015 and has won cross-party support on South Gloucestershire Council.