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Weʼre raising £25,000 to Fight plans by Stratford District Council to build a road that will destroy our beautiful town and make existing traffic chaos worse.

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

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SAVE STRATFORD UPON AVON

It is no exaggeration to say that the beautiful and historic town of Stratford upon Avon is in great danger; with its precious heritage near to being irreparably obliterated….

The local Council are proposing to build a 2 mile-long concrete fly-over reaching 11 metres high over one of the most sensitive and beautiful parts of Stratford upon Avon. The fly-over will be just down the river from the RSC theatre and Holy Trinity Church, the final resting place of William Shakespeare. The fly-over will bisect the River Avon, River Stour, The Greenway horse-riding and walking track, Stratford’s water meadows and flood plain. It will pass within metres of a Site of Special Scientific Interest and Stratford Racecourse.

There is little dispute that this is going to be a hugely harmful and damaging piece of infrastructure.

There is also little dispute that road infrastructure is needed to manage traffic in light of all the new building proposed in Stratford and given the current traffic problems.

Given that it is hard to imagine a more sensitive spot for the siting of this road, one would expect that the Council had examined all the options to ensure that there was no other reasonable, less harmful alternative? Amazingly, this has not happened. This proposal was put forward by a developer based on the land they had managed to acquire in order to allow them to build 3,500 homes outside Stratford. The Council have adopted the course of least resistance and accepted this road without conducting any independent examination as to whether a less harmful alternative exists.

Apart from the environmental harm of this road (visual, noise, air, building on flood plain), it is now clear that it will not deliver the supposed traffic benefits because it will funnel traffic from new housing to the South, right onto already congested roads in Stratford itself. There has been acknowledgement that this road may only be a ‘holding-position’ for 10-15 years when yet another large road further out will need to be considered. Because of short-term, developer-led thinking, Stratford faces the prospect of being encircled by a series of by-pass type roads all within a short-distance of one other rather than a composite, ambitious, long-term solution being properly designed by local government.

This story of local government passivity at best and sheer incompetence at worst seems too implausible to be true, but it is. Lack of expertise and a desire to take the course of least resistance means the town is being led sleepwalking into disaster.

The local community, largely ignored in the development of these proposals, have formed a campaign group called Stratford Residents Action Group (SRAG). SRAG are obtaining expert highways advice to look at the feasibility of alternative routes and are fundraising to build a fighting fund. In less than 2 months, SRAG have raised over £2,500 but more is needed….

To join the campaign please send an email to stratfordresidentsag@gmail.com to join their mailing list.

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  • SRAG Stratford Residents Action4 months ago
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    SRAG Stratford Residents Action

    4 months ago

    Thank You We are very grateful to all of you that have generously donated or posted messages to support our campaign on behalf of Stratford’s Residents. We would like to thank you personally but means of doing so are not available via Just Giving. Our First AGM is on Thursday July 19th at 7.30pm in Stratford Girls’ Grammar School, CV37 9HA. We hope you will be able to attend, receive an update on our progress and even offer to help in other ways! Donors, volunteers, supporters, make yourselves known to us, we look forward to meeting you.

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  • Michael Clifford

    Michael Clifford

    Oct 22, 2018

    Keep up the great work!

    £20.00

  • Lynn McDonald

    Lynn McDonald

    Oct 17, 2018

    Shocking proposal which will scar a green space used by residents and tourists alike. Good luck in your campaign.

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Oct 17, 2018

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Oct 9, 2018

    £10.00

  • Roy Walton

    Roy Walton

    Oct 8, 2018

    Good luck in opposing this monstrous obtrusion.

    £30.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Oct 3, 2018

    why is our council so stupidly short sighted. one just wonders what is going on in the background of which the local tax payers are kept in the dark.

    £100.00

  • Jean & Harry Booker

    Jean & Harry Booker

    Oct 2, 2018

    We’re with you and will be registering our objection

    £20.00

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