Have your say on A417‘missing link’

Release date: 6 February 2018

Highways England is launching a consultation into options for the A417 ‘Missing Link’ and you can have your say.

The public consultation into the route options for this particular stretch of the road begins on 15 February and will run until 29 March.

There are a number of events taking place in the county, where information will be available along with an opportunity to speak to Highways England representatives about the project and the consultation.

Residents will be able to have their say on the shortlisted route options that will be published when the consultation starts. To make sure as many people as possible have chance to give their views, Gloucestershire County Council is supporting the consultation by hosting information points in some libraries (including the branch in Cirencester) and will be making the plans available at Shire Hall.

Cllr Lynden Stowe, CDC Member and Gloucestershire County Council Cabinet member for economy, skills and growth said:

“This is a very important stage of the project to fix the A417 ‘Missing Link’ and although we need to keep the pressure on to make sure things continue to move forward, this is a key stage of the process to make sure the campaign becomes a reality.

“We want as many people as possible to get involved in this consultation. Have your say, spread the word with family and friends - urge them to get involved.

“I want to send a loud message that as a county we are united in our determination to bring this vital route to Gloucestershire and consign the A417 ‘Missing Link’ to history.”

More information on the project can be found at http://roads.highways.gov.uk/projects/a417-missing-link/

Consultation events: 

Sat 17 February    -  National Star College, Ullenwood, GL53 9QU (11 am to 6 pm)

Thurs 22 February -  Elkstone Village Hall, Hill View, Elkstone, GL53 9PB (12 pm to 8 pm)

Friday 23 February - Witcombe and Bentham Village Hall, GL3 4TB (11 am to 6 pm)

Sat 24 February      - St. Andrews Church Hall, Cheltenham, GL50 1 SP (11 am to 6 pm)

Sun 4 March            - GL1 Leisure Centre, Gloucester, GL1 1 DT (11 am to 6 pm)

Thurs 8 March         - Henley Bank High School, Brockworth, GL3 4QF (12 noon to 8 pm) 

Public information points (from 15 February)

  • Crickley Hill Visitor Centre, Crickley Hill, Birdlip, Gloucester GL4 8JY
  • Gloucester Library, Brunswick Road, Gloucester, GL1 1HT
  • Cheltenham Library, Clarence Street, Cheltenham, GL50 3JT
  • Cirencester Library, The Waterloo, Cirencester, GL7 2PZ
  • Stroud Library, Landsdown, Stroud, GL5 1BB
  • Hucclecote Library, Hucclecote Road, Gloucester, GL3 3RT
  • Brockworth Community Library, Moorfield Road, Brockworth, GL3 4ET



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