Time is running out to have your say on Hinckley’s transport improvements

Published Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Issued on behalf of Leicestershire County Council.

There’s only three weeks left to take part in a consultation asking for your views on the second phase of a £4m project to improve transport in and around Hinckley.

The county council is asking people for their views on a series of proposals that aim to improve access, reduce congestion and help provide a boost to the local economy.

Peter Osborne, Leicestershire County Council cabinet member for environment and transport, said:

“We understand that these improvements may change the area in which you live or work and that’s why we want to hear what you think of our proposals.

“These proposals will reduce congestion and improve traffic flow in Hinckley and this should, in turn, encourage more investment to the town.

“The other focus for the project is to provide the infrastructure to make it easier for people to choose alternative ways to move around such as cycling, walking or using public transport.”

This time the plans focus predominantly on the south (Burbage) side of the town and a section through Earl Shilton.

Subject to the outcomes of consultations on the proposals, works on this phase will start around Spring 2015. This is the second phase of a four year project with the first phase already underway.

The consultation closes on 8 August and to have your say, visit: www.leics.gov.uk/hinckley_area_project.

You can view the plans at Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council offices, Burbage Library and Earl Shilton Town Council offices. Hard copies are also available by calling the county council’s Customer Service Centre on 0116 305 0001.

Last updated: 23/07/2014 08:49