Consultation tackles Braunton traffic misery

Traffic jam

Traffic jam - Credit: Archant

Travel plan seeks solutions to end village congestion woes.

TRAFFIC jams and choking fumes could be a thing of the past for people living in Braunton – if a new travel plan for the village does its job.

Devon County Council is inviting people to discuss traffic issues at a special event being held next month.

The feedback will be used to help the parish, district and county councils to update and develop an effective Community Travel Plan for the village.

Councillor Caroline Chugg said: “We would like to hear what people would realistically like to see improved about the parking restrictions, air quality and traffic congestion in the village.

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“We need strong support from the community because their input on these issues is essential. The more residents that come along and share their ideas and suggestions, the better.”

The public consultation takes place in the Vivian Moon Centre on Wednesday, October 2 from 10am to 8pm.

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Council highways officers will be on hand to offer guidance on what can be achieved both financially and within the physical constraints of the area.

Cllr Stuart Hughes, the county council’s lead member for highway maintenance, said: “This consultation is a great chance for the local community to share their concerns and ideas to tackle congestion and other traffic problems in Braunton.”

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