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Braintree: Fears over A120 dualling and housing plans
9:20am Wednesday 4th July 2012 in News
Plans to dual the notorious A120 and build two housing estates the size of Witham would cause traffic chaos, it is feared.
Gateway 120 wants to build 11,000 homes in two developments – one on the border of Braintree and the other next to Marks Tey.
It has offered to spend £128million to provide dual carriageway from the A12 as far as Coggeshall, and from Bradwell to Braintree’s Galleys Corner.
James Abbott, district councillor for Bradwell, said: “It is really equivalent to another Witham but spread along the two ends of the A120.
“The A120 needs to be made safer but without massive development which will take the area back to square one and could even make it worse.
“The assumption is that the new cars from the developments will go onto the A120 and the A12, but they will also go onto local roads.
“I think we should all be very cautious about projections and promises made by developers.”