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Public shows support for proposed M5 Junction 10 changes

The majority of people are in favour of proposed improvements to M5 Junction 10, following a consultation.

Gloucestershire County Council held the statutory consultation between December 8 and February 15, with the public invited to share their views on the most recent proposals for the scheme.

The council is proposing to make Junction 10 a junction with access in all directions, by adding a slip road onto the M5 southbound and a slip road off the M5 northbound.

Under the proposals, the existing 50-year-old bridge will be demolished and replaced with a new roundabout with two bridges, a segregated cycle track and a footway.

The council has now published a summary report of the main findings.

The council invited people to have their say online and also ran a series of face-to-face and virtual consultation events, where the project team presented the proposed scheme designs and answered questions from attendees.

A total of 579 survey responses were received during the ten-week consultation period. Seventy-four per cent of survey respondents strongly agree or agree with the proposed improvements to M5 Junction 10.

The results are consistent with a non-statutory consultation, which was held in winter 2020.

To ensure the council meets the current and future needs of local residents, businesses and commuters, the feedback received will help shape the design of the junction to better reflect the needs of all stakeholders.

The survey results and feedback received are currently being reviewed in more detail. Further environmental information is also being gathered to develop a full Environmental Statement. A detailed statutory consultation report will be published in summer 2022. This will demonstrate how the consultation feedback has been used to inform and shape the final design proposals.

The council will continue to share updates online with the public as the project progresses.

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