Barnstaple North County Councillor Lib Dem Brian Greenslade has welcomed a report going to the Devon County Council (DCC) Cabinet meeting next Wednesday “A gateway to Northern Devon. The strategy for the A361/A39.”.
He said “this ball is continuing to roll and this report and recommendations are yet another important milestone in the steps needed to secure improvements to the Link Road. If all goes well we could see work starting in 2020.
Thanks to Danny Alexander and Vince Cable these improvements got onto the Government’s radar in early 2015 and George Osbourne took it forward after the election last year. With the new Chancellor Philip Hammond talking about the need to re balance the economy after the Brexit decision we must be very alive to ensure the Brexit decision pressure on the economy does not let these much needed improvements fall through the floor.”.
The DCC Cabinet Meeting is being recommended to “note the results of the public consultation, agree that the Strategic Outline Business Case be submitted to the Dept. for Transport and if agreed by DFT additional funding can be applied to the scheme’s development in 2016/17 and 2017/18.”.