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Progress as council responds after consultation on Gerrards Cross traffic hotspot
LONG-AWAITED progress on a controversial traffic hotspot has taken a step closer after a decision over the junction was revealed.
Bucks County Council met with Gerrards Cross parish councillors on Wednesday to discuss the outcome of a public consultation over the traffic light junction near Tesco on Packhorse Road.
And county officials pledged their support for the option chosen by residents at April’s public consultation, when 400 people voiced their opinion on the much-derided hotspot.
The option would see the removal of traffic lights at the Station Road junction and the re-instatement of the pedestrian crossing outside Boots.
Residents have taken issue with the junction layout ever since it was re-designed as part of the new Tesco development on the railway bridge in 2010.
Since May, the parish has had no further meetings with BCC, with members critical over the length of time to solve the issue.
Parish Council chairman Chris Brown said: "We are pleased that this represents a positive step in addressing the issues and will update our residents when the funding has been secured."
Mr Brown said BCC is comfortable the option to alter the junction is viable and that options for funding the improvements are now being explored.
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