Bath MP to canvass residents for link-road petition.

London Road/A4 into Bath.

Bath MP Ben Howlett is setting out to discover how much support there is amongst his constituents for an A36/46 link road to be built.

It will be in the form of a parliamentary petition of all Bath residents which will be hand delivered across the city during the summer months.  It is a petition to the House of Commons which can be filled out and returned free of charge. 

Ben said of the initiative: ‘As you may be aware, one of my election pledges to Bath was to stop our city stalling, by finding solutions to our transport needs. Bath is a World Heritage City – people like us live here, work here and want to visit here – we have to improve our road network to reduce congestion and improve air quality.

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Where the London Road meets Cleveland Bridge.

‘One solution to our transport needs is to build a link road between the A36 and A46. This project is long overdue and would reduce through traffic and HGVs from entering out beautiful city.

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London Road/A4 out of Bath.

‘The process to secure investment for such a large infrastructure project is long, but I have already raised the matter with David Cameron at Prime Minister’s Question Time, had conversations with Highways England, B&NES Council and neighbouring MPs to get the ball rolling.

I also wrote to the Chancellor about securing investment for the project and received a positive response.  All the details of the campaign and letters from the Prime Minister and Chancellor are available on my website http://www.ben4bath.co.uk/a3646-link-road-0

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The London Road into Bath!

‘So look out for the petition over the summer – delivering to every home in Bath is a big job and if you would like to be part of the delivery team that are working to bring long-term improvements to Bath please contact my office.  You can also download a copy of the petition from the website: http://www.ben4bath.co.uk/a3646-link-road-0 – we need your signatures – so please get involved in this opportunity to effect real change in Bath.’