A355 relief road plans go on display

Planned improvements to the A355 Beaconsfield to Amersham road go on display to the public for the afternoon on Friday April 22.

?Buckinghamshire County Council officers will host the three-hour drop-in exhibition and workshop from 3pm to 6pm at Beaconsfield Town Hall.

The proposed A355 Relief Road project is one ofthe County Council’shigh priority transport schemes, which secured £6 million funding in collaboration with Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP) in the first round of bids for the Government Local Growth Deal in March 2014.

Outline plans – now refined following a workshop in October for local groups and stakeholders to look at several options – will be on display showing the proposed route between Pyebush Roundabout and Maxwell Road junction.

Mark Shaw, Cabinet Member for Transport said the aim of the exhibition and workshop was to collect feedback from residents to help officers put together the detailed relief road planning application.

‘This is an important road scheme,’ said Mark. ‘We only get one crack at major schemes like these, and we want to make sure we get it right.Local residents and local groups have good localknowledgeand can help us avoid expensive errors, which is why we’re meeting with them at regular intervals.’

Detailed plans, which will form the planning application, are expected to be completed by the summer, when there will be a formal public consultation.