Cullompton Town Centre Relief Road Takes a Step Closer to Fruition

Route Options Composite

Posted on: 21 August 2018

Mid Devon District Council publishes route options for the road that are proposed to be the subject of public consultation.

Mid Devon District Council and Devon County Council have been working to bring forward a town centre relief road for Cullompton and have commissioned work to identify potential options for the route of this road. The next step in the project is for public consultation upon these different route options.

A report is due to be considered at the meeting of Mid Devon’s Cabinet on 30th August 2018 setting out three different route options which are intended to be taken to public consultation. No preferred route is indicated at this stage and would only be decided upon following completion of the public consultation having taken responses into account and the future recommendation of highway consultants.

More details are available on the Council’s website here

A relief road for the town centre will improve traffic flows, reduce queuing through the town centre and release motorway junction capacity while also improving air quality. A relief road will also provide an opportunity to enhance the attractiveness of the town centre environment and unlock planned housing growth.

Councillor Richard Chesterton, Cabinet Member for Planning, Economy and Regeneration said: “I am pleased to see a report on this important project coming before Cabinet. The opportunity to consider route options for public consultation takes us a step closer to realising this long held aspiration for the town”.

Councillor Andrea Davis, Devon County Council’s Cabinet Member responsible for Infrastructure said: “A relief road would directly benefit local people by helping to reduce congestion and improving air quality in the town centre. This consultation is an important next step in delivering this scheme and we want to hear what local people think about these route options.”

For more information:

To view the route options for consultation, please refer to Appendix B ROUTE OPTIONS CONNECTIVITY PLANS (page 63) of the CULLOMPTON TOWN CENTRE RELIEF ROAD Route Options Report.

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