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Michael:
BANES plans for the above will undoubtedly increase traffic movement in Westbury if they remain unchanged, the report of Westbury Town Councils public meeting in the White Horse News discloses.
Our MP Dr Andrew Murrison and his Tory colleague on the Wiltshire Council, cabinet member for highways, transport and waste, Cllr Bridget Wayman fall back on the "old chestnut" of a Westbury Bypass.
Perhaps in the first instance support for the people of the town of Westbury by vigorously opposing the BANES plans would be a better idea. Looking at the plans Banes have produced the small area covering the London Rd, Cleveland Bridge, is another attempt by Bath to stop HGVs travelling that way from the A36 to the M4.
In terms of pollution this makes very little difference to Bath City Centre air quality, but a huge difference to the air pollution in Westbury, and on the A350.

Bob DeBilda:

--- Quote from: Michael on November 21, 2018, 11:06:42 AM ---
Perhaps in the first instance support for the people of the town of Westbury by vigorously opposing the BANES plans would be a better idea. Looking at the plans Banes have produced the small area covering the London Rd, Cleveland Bridge, is another attempt by Bath to stop HGVs travelling that way from the A36 to the M4.
In terms of pollution this makes very little difference to Bath City Centre air quality, but a huge difference to the air pollution in Westbury, and on the A350.

--- End quote ---

This is not a small area but  a significant sized area of residential properties and will have a big impact on the lives of Bath residents. Rather than oppose this scheme, Westbury should be fighting for a similar scheme for themselves. i.e. ban HGV's from the town centre.

Michael:

--- Quote from: Bob DeBilda on November 26, 2018, 13:59:52 PM ---
--- Quote from: Michael on November 21, 2018, 11:06:42 AM ---
Perhaps in the first instance support for the people of the town of Westbury by vigorously opposing the BANES plans would be a better idea. Looking at the plans Banes have produced the small area covering the London Rd, Cleveland Bridge, is another attempt by Bath to stop HGVs travelling that way from the A36 to the M4.
In terms of pollution this makes very little difference to Bath City Centre air quality, but a huge difference to the air pollution in Westbury, and on the A350.

--- End quote ---

This is not a small area but  a significant sized area of residential properties and will have a big impact on the lives of Bath residents. Rather than oppose this scheme, Westbury should be fighting for a similar scheme for themselves. i.e. ban HGV's from the town centre.

--- End quote ---
The map shows quite clearly that the area restricting access from the A36 to the A4 is a very small area, I suggest you look at the map.

http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjOpZ6dxfLeAhUBMewKHaFwC6cQFjABegQICBAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bathnes.gov.uk%2Fsites%2Fdefault%2Ffiles%2Fsitedocuments%2Ffinal_summary_for_web.pdf&usg=AOvVaw0jaxngOdunnQ513r-mN-fX

The area north of the Cleveland Bridge to the junction with the A4 is in the main retail properties a matter of 100 metres and east of the junction through the traffic lights about another 100 metres, again mainly business and retail.
This clearly shows that the aim of BANES is to restrict the flow of HGV traffic from the A36 and has little to do with clean air in the city.
Westbury Town Council are fighting to improve the traffic situation through the town and indeed sympathise with the residents of Bath but not at the expense of other communities in Wiltshire. 
 

DORIAN:
i know its slightly off topic but the volume of traffic using the A350 appears to be more than a couple of years ago. i have had to call out the Wilts Highways in the past month due to a large slump in the road surface which when passed by heavy lorries creates  an 4-5 second vibration that causes all windows and objects on the seals to vibrate, and when empty, lorries pass, the consequence is a massive rattle of noise caused by the empty arctics.
BOTH driving us crazy
if we are to have more traffic passing through westbury then surely we could have a road surface fit for purpose.
Thankfully, i have a contact in the Highways department doing his level best to sort the issue, but if you travel through the town from warminster to the new , suicide roundabout, one will see the totally unbelievable road surface

Bob DeBilda:

--- Quote from: Michael on November 26, 2018, 17:41:27 PM ---
The area north of the Cleveland Bridge to the junction with the A4 is in the main retail properties a matter of 100 metres and east of the junction through the traffic lights about another 100 metres, again mainly business and retail.
This clearly shows that the aim of BANES is to restrict the flow of HGV traffic from the A36 and has little to do with clean air in the city.
Westbury Town Council are fighting to improve the traffic situation through the town and indeed sympathise with the residents of Bath but not at the expense of other communities in Wiltshire.

--- End quote ---

Cleveland bridge to the A4 and then East up the the traffic lights IS a small area. But, that isn't the only area where the lorries won't be travelling. If they cannot use that stretch they won't bother using the A36 into Bath at all. Which means the residential area from Bathampton, all the way down Beckford road and Bathwick street will be devoid of lorries. That is probably a bigger area than the whole of Westbury town centre.

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