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New councillor speaks out after new £500 million A46 bypass route announced

The newly elected County Councillor for Collingham which includes Winthorpe has cautiously welcomed news that the Newark A46 duelling route preferred plan will move the bypass further away from the village of Winthorpe.

She has expressed concern however that plans are still too close to Winthorpe Village.

Councillor Darby, who is supporting residents from Winthorpe in their campaign to reduce the impact of the bypass on the village of Winthorpe said:

“The news that the preferred option of the Highways Agency is further away from Winthorpe is welcome – that said proposals remain on the Winthorpe Village side.

“I will be speaking to residents from the ‘Think Again’ campaign however to look at the next steps.

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“The devil is in the detail and we work together – as a community to back a congestion reducing scheme that doesn’t impact villages like Winthorpe.

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“The original proposals were incredibly damaging to Winthorpe Village and its environs. People power forced Highways England bosses to Think Again.

“We must now ensure that there is a meaningful consultation and we deliver a solution that doesn’t impact resident’s way of life.”

It has been revealed that 1,500 people took part in the bypass consultation on the A46 near Newark, Nottinghamshire, which will also widen the road between the Farndon and Winthorpe junctions.

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