The Link Road on SS6

The through-route between Lower Pennington Lane and Ridgeway Lane

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Why we object to it

The New Forest District Council (NFDC) Local Plan currently includes a road on SS6 which would allow vehicles to pass between Lower Pennington Lane and Ridgeway Lane.  We have always challenged the inclusion of this through-route - mainly because it has never been justified with independent highways assessments.  

Locally, we know that a route from Lower Pennington Lane which takes you to the rest of the lanes network will conveniently avoid any queuing at the roundabout onto the Milford Road.  It will encourage the use of Poles Lane, Woodside Lane, Viney Road and so on, with traffic emerging at the bottom of the High Street from Captain's Row.  Most of these lanes and roads would not, in our opinion, cope with any increase in traffic.  It will be, in lay terms, a rat run.

We also object to this through-route because it is very unusual to include such detail at this stage of the  planning process.  It is a level of detail that would normally not be included on a site of this size at this stage and we have been given absolutely no justification or explanation as to why it is required.

We asked for the through-route to be removed from the Policy SS6 repeatedly but were met with a brick wall.