As the Ridgeway Ward Councillor I know this is a fantastic help in minimising 'rat running'. I am now also the Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning and I also recognised that this is a great advantage in bringing forward development.
This is a £30m road to be delivered at no cost to Swindon residents.
I'm working with Community Speedwatch and the Parish Council in Liddington to deal with speeding motorists and I arranged a meeting with a SBC Highways manager & Parish Councillors (ironically on a July morning this year when the M4 was closed due to an accident)!
We discussed crossing safety, speeds and signage and the potential location for Parish Council funded flashing speed signs.