WHAT IS THE "ROAD TO RUIN"?
The North West Relief Road is a £87m bypass for Shrewsbury that will link the northern and western parts of the town. It is a 30 years out of date solution and it won't fix Shrewsbury's traffic congestion problems. On some roads, it will make traffic 150% worse!
It is a FINANCIAL & ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER for Shropshire.
It could cost Shropshire taxpayers up to £37m (since we will have to pay for any overrun costs) and it will generate 70,000 tonnes of CO2 (more than flying everyone in Shrewsbury to New York and back).
Better solutions exist. Check out Better Shrewsbury Transport for more on these.
We argue that the millions being spent (£20m per mile!) would be better invested in local services in towns across Shropshire. Why should Ludlow, Oswestry, Bishop's Castle and Bridgnorth pay for this costly disaster in Shrewsbury?
HOW DO WE STOP IT?
The planning application is now live and we have until 27 April to object to it. The planning inspectors will only accept objections on proper planning grounds, so a team of experts is going through the application (603 documents!) to find the areas that we think are unacceptable.
IF YOU WANT TO OBJECT, PLEASE CLICK THE LINK BELOW: