Modified link road plans to go on public display
Plans are being finalised for Aylesbury’s South Eastern Link Road, and go on public display on Tuesday 17 July at Stoke Mandeville Stadium’s Guttmann Centre.
The link road will extend the proposed Stoke Mandeville bypass from its Lower Road junction, over the main Aylesbury to Marylebone railway, to meet Wendover Road at a new roundabout.
The plans have been modified following a public consultation last November when more than 200 residents responded. Revisions have taken account of their comments about the need for more landscaping, and concerns about noise, vibration and air quality.
Mark Shaw, Buckinghamshire County Council’s Deputy Leader and Transport Cabinet Member, said the link road was needed to take traffic from the new bypass, being provided through the HS2 Hybrid Act, to Wendover Road to avoid congestion at Walton Gyratory. Currently, traffic uses Risborough Road and Station Road, Stoke Mandeville.
“The link road is a major investment in Aylesbury’s roads,” said Mark. “As the town grows, it will help deal with congestion and improve connections around the outskirts. It also provides a great opportunity to build another section of our Orbital Route around Aylesbury.”
A planning application, to be made in September, will include a 30-day public consultation. The aim is to start construction in winter 2020 and finish a year later to coincide with the projected completion of Stoke Mandeville bypass.
The link road, at just under a mile long, has a budget of £23 million,largely from a Local Growth Fund grant through Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership, with contributions from HS2 and local developers.
The public exhibition on 17 July will be open from 2pm to 8pm.