Find out more about Towcester relief road progress at virtual public meeting

Persimmon Homes, Highways England, South Northamptonshire Council and Andrea Leadsom available to answer questions

Wednesday, 10th March 2021, 4:30 pm

The public will have the chance to find out more about the progress of the much-anticipated Towcester relief road during a virtual meeting tomorrow (Friday, March 12).

Persimmon Homes will be providing an update on the new road alongside Highways England, South Northamptonshire Council and South Northamptonshire MP Andrea Leadsom.

Attendees will be able to ask any questions residents may have about the road which will go around the south of Towcester between the A5 and A43.

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A drawing of where the Towcester relief road will be built between the A5 and A43 to the south of the town
A drawing of where the Towcester relief road will be built between the A5 and A43 to the south of the town

Mrs Leadsom, who organised the meeting, said: “This virtual meeting is an opportunity for local residents to receive an update on the progress of the Towcester relief road from Persimmon and to ask any direct questions they may have to them and associated agencies.

"This project is vital for our area and I have been working continuously throughout the pandemic to keep pushing the relief road forward.”

It is hoped the long-awaited relief road will remove some of the large volumes of traffic that pass through the historic town centre, especially heavy goods vehicles.

The single carriageway, 40mph bypass was given outline planning permission in 2015 as part of a Persimmon Homes site for 2,750 homes to the south of Towcester.

South Northamptonshire Council approved the final part of the planning permission in February last year and work started on-site in December.

To RSVP, email [email protected] for the Zoom link.