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Industrial estate access road faces no opposition from Newbury councillors

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The new road, which forms part of the regeneration scheme for the industrial estate on Faraday Road, is set to bring a further 300 homes, more employment space and an 80-bed hotel to the town.
It was the first time that formal plans for road, put forward by Jon Winstanley on behalf of landowner West Berkshire Council, had gone before a planning committee.
It will see the northbound carriageway of the A339 widened to provide a dedicated right-hand-turn lane into the estate, between Bear Lane and the Robin Hood roundabout, and a signal controlled pedestrian and cycle crossing to link the estate with Victoria Park.
One local resident who attended to voice his concerns to the planning and highways committee, Brian Burgess, said: “Putting an extra impediment to traffic movement along the A339 is going to cause horrendous problems for Newbury.
“We are almost back to the pre-bypass levels of traffic along the A339. To put a traffic light-controlled junction between the two busiest roundabouts in the town is just ridiculous.”
To read the full story, including comments from councillors explaining how the decision was reached, pick up a copy of tomorrow's Newbury Weekly News.

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