North West "Relief" Road

North West 'Relief' Road artists impression

North West "Relief" Road

The Green Party opposes any plans to build a road across the Severn Valley north of Shrewsbury:

  • It would be hugely expensive taking at least £17m from Shropshire Council's budget, plus 100% of any overspend on the project, at a time of very tight budgetary constraint. The money would be better spent on improvements to public transport and encouraging more people to walk, cycle or even car-share.
  • It wouldn't work, with any "relief" being temporary at best. Not only would congestion return soon after completion, but the increased traffic generated would further increase carbon emissions at a time when we urgently need to reduce them.
  • It would damage an important and unique landscape and its wildlife.

Read our objection to the road on the Shropshire Planning Portal.

Read our letter to the Department for Transport stating our objection to this project.

Local Elections 2021

All Shropshire Green Party candidates have signed up to the Sustainable Transport Pledge as well as the Cycling for Everyone pledge from Cycling UK.

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