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This is Gateway2Growth: a group that has been set-up to campaign for the creation of a new junction from the M4 to support businesses and the local community in Emersons Green, near Bristol.

The proposed Junction 18A would address increasing residential and commercial demands being placed on Emersons Green, which is already experiencing significant growth. Over the next 10 years, it is anticipated that 7,000 new jobs will be created in the area, which will create a massive boost for the West of England’s economy.

Since its inception in March 2015, the campaign has made big strides.

It has cross-party support from local politicians, has been debated in the House of Commons and has been raised directly with the Prime Minister.

A business case for the new junction has been compiled by academics at the University of Bath and launched on 16 September in Parliament.

The new junction has been on the political agenda for years but the current increase in development in the area means that the need for Junction 18A is becoming more pressing than ever before.

The campaign has the support of many businesses and local people.

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A new gateway

Junction 18A can reduce the burden that is currently being placed on existing road infrastructure.



The residential and commercial community has increased over recent years.


The Gateway Area

The new junction will match the ambition that has been shown by all the business who have already invested in the area.

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    Government announces funding for Gateway2Growth campaign in the Budget

    The Government announced yesterday in the March Budget that £500,000 is to be spent on a feasibility study for a new junction 18a on the M4. The announcement represents a huge step forward for the Gateway2Growth campaign and goes to show how successful the campaigning......

  • MPs meet with Transport Secretary to discuss Gateway2Growth campaign

    A new junction on the M4 could be a reality sooner than first thought after an “encouraging” meeting between MPs and the Government’s transport chief. South Gloucestershire MPs Chris Skidmore, Jack Lopresti and Luke Hall, met with Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin on Wednesday 20 January to......

  • Gateway 2 Growth
    Transport Secretary to discuss campaign with partners

    Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has agreed to meet Kingswood MP Chris Skidmore and local partners to discuss proposals for a new junction on the M4 near Emersons Green. Mr Skidmore raised the issue in the House of Commons, stating that he hopes the proposed M4 link......