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e-Petition: Stop the Red Route (A55/A494 corridor)

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We call on the National Assembly of Wales to urge the Welsh Government to withdraw its support for the "Red Route" (A55/A494/A548 Deeside Corridor Improvement) on the grounds that:


1) The construction of the new road through ancient woodland, and across agricultural land, contradicts Planning Policy Wales and the Well-being of Future Generations Act.


2) The recently published plans for a new A494 Dee Bridge, widening of the A494 and other improvements will deliver the Deeside traffic improvements without the need for the ‘Red Route’.


3) The costs used to justify the choice of the “Red Route” failed to account for necessary upgrade of the Flintshire Bridge. It also does not include the addition of crawler lane at a major congestion point on the A55, the hill out of Northop towards Holywell. Congestion at these points will be made worse by the construction of the Red Route. The underestimate of the costs used imply that the proposed road cannot be considered value for money. Furthermore, the costs do not include the proposed A494 improvements (outlined in 2).


4) The choice of the Red Route was based on unrepresentative traffic surveys.


5) In considering the Red Route the Welsh Government failed to adequately consult residents of the Flint and Northop areas despite the major potential impact on their communities. Despite costing over a quarter of a billion pounds, the new road would be likely to lead to more traffic congestion in these communities.


6) The International Panel on Climate Change has called for urgent action to reduce C02 emissions, saying we have only 12 years left to save the world’s climate. We need to be investing our limited resources in sustainable transport like rail.

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Petition details

Petition Status: Currently being considered by the Committee
Petition Start Date: 09/03/2019
Open until midday on: 09/06/2019


Petition Signatories

Total signatures: 1275

Name Constituency or Area of residence Date
Juliet Carrington Delyn 09/06/2019
Joseph Ronald davies Delyn 09/06/2019
Cathrin Ann Davies Delyn 09/06/2019
Gwerfyl Jane davies Delyn 09/06/2019
Valerie C Mawhinney Northumberland 09/06/2019
Rebecca Frost Delyn 09/06/2019
Ellen Ruth davies Delyn 09/06/2019
Toby boulter Bristol 09/06/2019
John-Paul Andrews Delyn 09/06/2019
Anonymous Alyn and Deeside 09/06/2019
Anonymous Delyn 09/06/2019
Anonymous Alyn and Deeside 09/06/2019
Nicky Lane Warrington 09/06/2019
Anonymous Delyn 09/06/2019
Peter Wagenaar Delyn 09/06/2019
Robert Hodgkinson Delyn 09/06/2019
Elizabeth Fowle Marple Stockport 09/06/2019
Kelly Gregory Cheshire 09/06/2019
Paul Cotgrove Delyn 09/06/2019
Janice Cotgrove Delyn 09/06/2019
Gary Northeast Montgomeryshire 09/06/2019
Debbie Cartwright Delyn 09/06/2019
John griffiths Delyn 09/06/2019
Jo Griffiths Delyn 09/06/2019
Anonymous Alyn and Deeside 09/06/2019

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