417 “Missing Link” Meeting

8th February 2017

MPs, Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, Laurence Robertson, Alex Chalk and Mark Harper met with the Secretary of State for Transport – Rt Hon. Chris Grayling MP – to discuss the 5km ‘missing link’ stretch on the A417.

The Secretary of State committed to launching a public consultation on the feasible and deliverable options for a road building scheme that will propose a solution to the ‘missing link’ by the end of 2017. By this deadline, Highways England will have worked up schemes which are possible and costed.

Commenting after the meeting, Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP said:

‘A proper, formal consultation is a necessary part of the legal process that must be fully and properly undertaken with a road scheme of this size and complexity. The Secretary of State confirmed that the Government is still completely committed to building the road and has pledged to fully involve all Gloucestershire MPs in the process. On behalf of our constituents, we will continue to vigorously press the Secretary of State to ensure that this road is built in the shortest possible timescale.’

Photo: Laurence Robertson MP, Rt Hon. Mark Harper MP, Rt Hon. Chris Grayling MP,, Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP, Alex Chalk MP

Meeting the Secretary of State for Transport to discuss the A417 missing link

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