A new link road that will help ease congestion in Bierton and Aylesbury has opened for public use.

The Eastern Link Road, which is based in the Kingsbrook development by Barratt David Wilson Homes, opened on Friday, July 30 with senior figures from the homebuilders, Buckingham MP Greg Smith, key members from Buckinghamshire Council along with representatives at Kingsbrook Parish Council, amongst others who have been instrumental in the project, were all in attendance.

The new road will link the A4157 to the A418, allowing traffic to travel through the area and bypass Bierton village.

The road opening also marks the launch of a new bus route, which will connect Kingsbrook residents to Aylesbury and the surrounding area, including local bus and train stations.

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Jo Alden, Technical Director at Barratt David Wilson North Thames, comments: “We are pleased to officially open the Eastern Link Road, which will offer a much-needed relief route and help to ease local congestion.

“I would like to thank all those involved in the delivery of the new road, including Buckinghamshire Council and Kingsbrook Parish Council.

“The new Kingsbrook Flyer bus route will now allow even more residents at Kingsbrook, and beyond, to travel locally using public transport, helping to reduce car usage and encouraging more sustainable methods of travel.”

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The Eastern Link Road has been delivered as part of Barratt David Wilson North Thames’ S106 commitments.

In total, the housebuilder will invest £81million to the local area, the majority of which is dedicated to the improvement or construction of roads and infrastructure.

Steven Broadbent, Buckinghamshire Council Cabinet Member for Transport, said: “This new road forms part of the Council’s long-term vision for a series of link roads around Aylesbury to support the wider regeneration of the town centre, help drive our economic growth and recovery in Buckinghamshire and generate employment opportunities.

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“I would like to thank all those involved for everything they have done to deliver this important new link for Aylesbury.”

John Watson, Vice Chairman at Kingsbrook Parish Council, commented: “It was a pleasure to attend the official opening of the Eastern Link Road which will make a huge difference to residents at Kingsbrook alongside the wider communities in Bierton and Aylesbury.”

Barratt David Wilson North Thames is currently building its Kingsbrook development, which will deliver 2,500 new homes alongside new schools including Kingsbrook View Primary Academy which opens this September, community facilities, allotments, orchards, park, playgrounds and 250-acre nature reserve.