Case for M4 link road at Emersons Green, says Kingswood's MP

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By BeckyFeather | Tuesday, March 02, 2010, 06:55

Kingswood’s MP says the idea of an M4 link road should be resurrected after the announcement that work is to start on the long-awaited £300 million science park at Emersons Green, creating 6,000 jobs.

A Government £10 million grant has enabled work to start on Spark, which is a collaboration between local universities, the South West Regional Development Agency and developer Quantum Property Partnership.

It will house test-bed facilities, labs, office space and semi-industrial workspace for science and technology businesses.

Writing on his website, MP Roger Berry, whose constituency includes Emersons Green, said: “The South West Regional Development Agency, the local universities and all other partners involved should be congratulated.

“They have worked very hard to get this project moving. This additional Government funding is just what’s needed to help secure the economic recovery.

“We must now urgently re-examine the case for the M4 Link. The idea of a link road from a new junction on the M4 to the Avon Ring Road at Emersons Green has been discussed for years. SPark makes this even more necessary.”

      

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  • Profile image for T_Piper

    A welcome call for this link. However I don't think it can be looked at in isolation.  We need an extension of the ring road from Hicks Gate, past Dundry and the airport to the M5 (possibly joining at the Clevedon Junction). It would benefit the whole of South Bristol and reduce pressure on the M4/M5 Avonmouth Bridge area.

    There could also be an opportunity to put a road south of Keynsham down to the A36 to act as a bypass for Bath.

    By T_Piper at 09:07 on 02/03/10

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