Brampton A14 problems will get worse

PETER Newman s letter (September 17) illustrates quite clearly that significant points about the A14 are being missed entirely. The issues raised by Eileen Collier should not be dismissed as nimbyism . As acknowledged previously, the A14 is a strategic r

PETER Newman's letter (September 17) illustrates quite clearly that significant points about the A14 are being missed entirely.

The issues raised by Eileen Collier should not be dismissed as 'nimbyism'. As acknowledged previously, the A14 is a strategic route. However, re-routing the road as proposed is not the answer, because it will then encroach even more on other communities.

In the case of Brampton this will result in a multiplication of the associated problems because of the tripling of the number of traffic lanes to the west of the village arising from the close alignment of the proposed route with the A1 (accompanied by the ensuing problems of noise, pollution, etc, further multiplied because of increased traffic volumes).

Further, the whole A14 scenario illustrates the folly of selecting a route before examining the environmental impact and this situation must not be allowed to continue.

MICHAEL BOYLES

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