February 26, 2009
MP welcomes completion of town's 'road to nowhere'
MP, David Heathcoat-Amory, has expressed his "delight"
at the news that work to complete the Frank Foley Parkway will
finally get underway next week.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com on Thursday evening (February 26th) that
the County Council's long-awaited announcement - first reported
here - was
"At long last this 'road to nowhere' will be completed. Somerset
County Council had to be prodded all the time, but I'm glad that
finally some money was raised from the nearby housing development
and this much needed link will be completed this summer,"
said Mr Heathcoat-Amory, pictured above at the road with campaigner
Cllr Alan Ham.
Ham and Bob Filmer have worked alongside the MP for many years,
campaigning to get the final piece of the road completed.
Ham said on Thursday: "The completion of the road will make
an enormous difference to the quality of life for residents in
the area surrounding Frank Foley Parkway-easier access to the
M5 motorway and local facilities in Highbridge. I am delighted
that after many years of campaigning, completion is in sight."
Councillor Filmer added: "The residents of the Rosewood Estate
have lacked facilities for a long time and the intervention of
Sedgemoor in securing the contributions from developers has finally
brought a much-needed link to fruition."