THE NEWBURY BYPASS CASE STUDY

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BACKGROUND = biggest ever anti-road protest in the UK

during 1980s, 50,000 vehicles travelled through Newbury daily and 15% of these were HGV's. So it was proposed that a new bypass should be built to solve this problem, reducing traffic and pollution.

FOR THE BYPASS

  • National government - wanted it to become part of the transport stategy
  • AA said it would be beneficial as it would reduce travel times and congestion
  • Locals - some supported the Bypass - Bypass Supporters Association - 6000 signed a petition. It would reduce traffic
  • Local businesses along the proposed route - increased footfall
  • Local council - it was predicted to reduce traffic by 38% and HGV's by 88%

AGAINST THE BYPASS

  • Friends of the Earth and other environmental organisations and locals - Desmoulin's Whorl Snail and…

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