Chancellor of Exchequer backs MP’s “powerful case” to finish Yate’s Road to Nowhere

October 04 2016

NEW moves to try and get Yate’s incomplete Road to Nowhere finally built have been given a boost by the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

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NEW moves to try and get Yate’s incomplete Road to Nowhere finally built have been given a boost by the Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Philip Hammond said Thornbury and Yate MP Luke Hall had made a strong case for the South Yate Link Road to be finished, decades after it was abandoned.
The road was planned to run from the roundabout where Shire Way, Rodford Way and Westerleigh Road meet at one end of Yate Common up to Badminton Road Trading Estate.
But it was never finished and the only section started has since become a popular location for film crews working on TV series such as Casualty.
Mr Hall had previously had support for completing the road from former chancellor George Osborne.
His successor said: “Luke has presented the case for completing the unfinished road linking south Yate and Badminton Road, powerfully, I look forward to working with him to see how we can improve infrastructure in and around Yate.”
Since getting support from South Gloucestershire Council leader Matthew Riddle, feasibility study funding has been included in a formal West of England bid to the Government for such projects.
Mr Hall said there had been “significant” backing for the project from local residents through a local transport survey he carried out and he welcomed Mr Hammond’s interest.
He said: “I am, however, absolutely clear that it is paramount for any work on the feasibility of completing the road to be done of the basis of protecting the common that is so valued by our community.”