A120 Highways Agency Proposal
Agency’s Consultation Document is totally unacceptable to the residents of the
Villages affected by the ‘Proposed Southern Route’. By identifying a proposed
route instead of a number of alternatives the H.A. has prejudiced the
consultation before any legitimate conclusion can be reached.
Southern Route is the worst possible choice and completely devastates the
villages of Cressing and Feering and severely affects the village of Silver
End. What right does the H.A. have to select a route? Surely it must be the
residents of Essex who should have this power.
route is ill conceived and is clearly proposed as the easiest solution for the
H.A. and to allow the maximum revenue for Braintree Council, providing the
greatest amount of development land north of the proposed route.
By sighting one
of the main junctions at Cressing Tye Green and the other at Feering the Highways
Agency has shown that they have completely misunderstood the traffic problems
in the area. If the ‘Southern Route’ is selected the current congestion at
Galleys Roundabout will not decrease but will significantly increase as traffic
travelling to Free Port, Braintree and Witham fight with traffic trying to get
on to the new junction.
is obvious that the only place for this junction is to the north of Galleys
Roundabout, thus separating the A120 traffic from the local traffic.
It is clear the
Project Objectives and Environmental Considerations identified by the Highways
Agency are completely frivolous and they have chosen to propose a route which
blights the maximum number of villages and residents but does not provide any
benefits to the local people.