Calls for Westbury bypass renewed

Calls for a bypass in a Wiltshire town have been renewed, three years after proposals were rejected.

Locals and commuters have complained about the number of lorries travelling through Westbury.

After 30 years of campaigning, plans for a £33m bypass were rejected by a planning inspector in 2009, following a public inquiry.

But last month, town councillors voted unanimously in favour of a motion to get discussions up and running again.

Next week the proposal will go before the Westbury Area Board, who can then ask Wiltshire Council's Cabinet to consider the plan.

The government rejected the proposals saying the number of lorries and accident rate were not exceptional, and that traffic delays were mainly caused by problems elsewhere.

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