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Third Severn Crossing is essential says council chief

A councillor is calling for a fresh look at plans for a third crossing over the River Severn.

The idea to link Sharpness and the Lydney area has long been mooted.

The original Severn Railway Bridge was destroyed when a barge collided with it almost 60 years.

But now the vice chairman of Forest of Dean District Council Cllr James Bevan says a new bridge connection is vital for the area, it is reported in the Forester newspaper.

Hundreds of new homes are being built in Lydney and with tolls being scrapped on the existing two Severn crossings there is huge potential for growth in the Forest of Dean.

A new bridge link could help ease the major traffic problems on the A48 Chepstow to Gloucester road.

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