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 £21m 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 letter to the Department for Transport stating our objection to this project.

Also, read Councillor Julian Dean's position on the North West "Relief" Road.

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