Prime Ministerial aide pledges to look at 'critical' M25 access road

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Plans to ease traffic on the M25 in Enfield have been supported by a Prime Minister’s aide.

John Hayes MP, advisor to David Cameron, met with representatives from hi-tech company Kevin Hughes, who are supporting plans to divert industrial traffic from the Bullsmore Lane junction with the M25 - junction 25 - to Mollison Avenue.

Enfield North MP Nick De Bois accompanied Mr Hayes around the site and has championed the idea of relieving traffic from Bullsmore Lane since he was elected.

The Enfield North MP said: “I was very keen for the minister to understand the importance of this Lea Valley corridor and how we need to continue the investment and the infrastructure.

“It is crucial that we get the northern gateway access road that will link the industrial area of Mollison Avenue with junction 26.”

Hopes of a successful bid hinge on a report from Transport for London (TfL), which has assessed the traffic flow through the junction.

However, Mr De Bois is confident that the report, due this month, will come back with positive results.

He said: “I believe when the traffic assessment is made, that will show the need for the road. When the environmental considerations are taken in to account and how it is going to improve quality of life, it will be a win-win case and I hope we will get a positive response from TfL.”

Special advisor John Hayes said: “He (Nick De Bois) has been incredibly helpful to the business and that is a great tribute to him. It is partly because of Nick that I am here.

“The northern gateway access is a critical part as to why the businesses are here and the Government will need to look at this in the round.”

Chairman of Kevin Hughes, Maxwell Packe said: “We are absolutely delighted that the minister has graced us with his presence here, we really appreciate it and we are delighted that we have built a working relationship with MP Nick who has been extremely helpful to us.”

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6:19pm Sat 6 Jul 13

long67 says...

This Access link road should have been built in 1985. I do feel sorry for the people who live in and around bullsmore lane,
This Access link road should have been built in 1985. I do feel sorry for the people who live in and around bullsmore lane, long67
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8:47am Tue 9 Jul 13

papadeltasierra says...

Is this the same road which has previously been proposed to run across Rammey Marches, home to bee orchids and other threatened species, through Rammey Marche cruising club and joining Meridian Way?
Proper access to the M25 should have been built into the entire development of that part of Enfield, but destroying precious and rare areas of meadow are not the answer.
Perhaps heading due north of solar way and through the Holdbrook estate might be a viable alternative.
Is this the same road which has previously been proposed to run across Rammey Marches, home to bee orchids and other threatened species, through Rammey Marche cruising club and joining Meridian Way? Proper access to the M25 should have been built into the entire development of that part of Enfield, but destroying precious and rare areas of meadow are not the answer. Perhaps heading due north of solar way and through the Holdbrook estate might be a viable alternative. papadeltasierra
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5:08pm Tue 9 Jul 13

edmontonian1951 says...

Yes, it is the same road - NGAR.

Enfield has revived the idea (if it ever went away) and incorporated it in a new 'vision' for the area in their North East Area Action Plan http://www.enfield.g
ov.uk/info/100000045
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g_policy/507/north_e
ast_enfield__area_ac
tion_plan

Not only is Rammey Marsh home to Bee Orchids, among several species of orchid, but also to Skylarks, which are on the Red List for threatened species, and Water Voles, which have become rare these days.
Yes, it is the same road - NGAR. Enfield has revived the idea (if it ever went away) and incorporated it in a new 'vision' for the area in their North East Area Action Plan http://www.enfield.g ov.uk/info/100000045 6/local_plan_plannin g_policy/507/north_e ast_enfield__area_ac tion_plan Not only is Rammey Marsh home to Bee Orchids, among several species of orchid, but also to Skylarks, which are on the Red List for threatened species, and Water Voles, which have become rare these days. edmontonian1951
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