Exciting plans being considered to ease traffic and support more homes in the county town

People who know Stafford will know how congested the town can be at times so news that the new Stafford Western Access Route project is now being considered by planners is a positive step.  The plans are being considered by the County Council’s Planning Committee this week.

The scheme, which is well over due, will connect the A518 Newport Road with the A34 Foregate Street.  The project will also include a low viaduct over the River Sow to link up with Doxey and Tillington Marshes Site of Special Scientific Interest.  The project is part of the Government’s Growth Deals secured by the Local Enterprise Partnership and if the plans are approved we could see work start as soon as next year.

You can keep up to date with roadworks across the county at http://staffordshire.roadworks.org

Sticking with the county town, last month I spoke about welcoming the signal’s regiments and their families to the town and the opening of the new Veritas school.  Well the next Chapter in the story unveiled last week with the completion of the £150m redevelopment of the Beacon barracks.

I was lucky enough to get a tour of the site which is for both service personnel and their families and I have to say it’s pretty impressive.  Over 340 new homes (built in around one year), other living accommodation blocks, Officers Mess, operations and leisure facilities all available on site.

The redevelopment work was all part of the Army’s BORONA Programme to relocate troops back to the UK from Germany.  As I have said before, the move is great news for the town and will provide a real boost for the local economy, helping to secure and create more local jobs.  I’m sure people will join me in making the families very welcome.

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