'Let us join forces over A376 traffic'

PUBLISHED: 02:01 09 June 2008 | UPDATED: 09:08 10 June 2010

LYMPSTONE, Woodbury and Exmouth councils could join forces to tackle concerns about increasing traffic on the A376. Exmouth town councillors backed proposals to form an interest group because of worries about the pressure that could be put on the 'Exmouth

LYMPSTONE, Woodbury and Exmouth councils could join forces to tackle concerns about increasing traffic on the A376.Exmouth town councillors backed proposals to form an interest group because of worries about the pressure that could be put on the 'Exmouth corridor' - caused by Government house-building targets.Lympstone parish clerk Tony Le Riche wrote to Exmouth town clerk John Wokersien and said: "...if parishes are to be targeted with a new house-building programme of 300 homes each over the next 20 years, and Exmouth is to be targeted with a programme of 3,000 homes, then the current A376 will come under increasing pressure."He added that councils needed a 'unified approach' and asked whether Exmouth would support an initial meeting. Exmouth's general purposes committee chairman Pauline Stott said: "We should support this proposal and talk to all the parishes in involved.

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