We need relief road before more houses are built in Witney

Sir – I write in response to your article on April 2 regarding the proposed building of more new houses in Witney.

Yet another developer has pound signs flashing in their eyes over the prospect of gaining planning permission to build 270 new houses in the Windrush Valley, off Burford Road, despite the uncertainty of this area being suitable for such a development.

Witney desperately needs a relief road and this should be a priority before any more new houses are built.

My family and I moved from Liverpool to Witney 31 years ago and the need for a relief road was being discussed then.

Yours in anticipation of common sense prevailing in the not-too-distant future.

Joan MacFarlane, Wilmot Close, Witney

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10:26am Mon 21 Apr 14

DavidMacLarty says...

I must congratulate the work done by the relief road 'NO' campaign organizers, it certain was a work of superb zeitgeist manipulation. Perhaps those involved can now put their energy into campaigning for the alternative they so audibly proposed.
I'd be interested to hear what the environmental activists have to say on this matter. Perhaps we are missing a key factor that could mean Witney becomes a role model for transportation schemes.
The council must have a view on this; we need (from our elected members) leadership and their officers need to formulate viable schemes that will serve Witney for decades to come.
I must congratulate the work done by the relief road 'NO' campaign organizers, it certain was a work of superb zeitgeist manipulation. Perhaps those involved can now put their energy into campaigning for the alternative they so audibly proposed. I'd be interested to hear what the environmental activists have to say on this matter. Perhaps we are missing a key factor that could mean Witney becomes a role model for transportation schemes. The council must have a view on this; we need (from our elected members) leadership and their officers need to formulate viable schemes that will serve Witney for decades to come. DavidMacLarty
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