07 Jul Case for Gateway2Growth put to Transport Minister in the House of Commons
Gateway2Growth – the campaign for new motorway investment to support growth in the Emersons Green area – has been the subject of a House of Commons debate.
Chris Skidmore, the Conservative MP for Kingswood, organised a Westminster Hall debate amongst MPs to renew calls in support of a new junction off the M4. The junction would improve access to Emersons Green and the surrounding area as well as support planned levels of growth.
Speaking about the proposed Junction 18A, Mr Skidmore said that the plans would not just benefit his Kingswood constituents but “the whole of the city of Bristol and the surrounding region in South Gloucestershire.”
Adding his support to the campaign, the new Conservative MP for Thornbury and Yate Luke Hall stated that the new junction would significantly reduce journey times into Bristol and would help to reduce the strain on local road networks.
Responding to Mr Skidmore, Transport Minister Andrew Jones responded positively, saying that the case for Junction 18A was “very strong” and that he would be “happy to take the campaign forward”.
A petition in support of the proposal has been launched to call for the Government to back the campaign. You can sign it here.