The following comment was posted by @Olivia on 12 Jan 2017:
One of my greatest concerns is that the proposals for both the northern and southern options show the roads being raised with steep banks on either side and viaducts, which – looking at the YouTube videos – are considerably higher than the tree canopies. This will have a huge impact both visually and in terms of the noise: the southern option at the height proposed would be far worse than we’d dreaded and the noise impact of both options far worse than if the dual carriageway was built following the natural contours of the land.
If the southern option is chosen, this will slice through land which is listed as an SSSI, completely destroy our tranquil view and the lovely walks between Winterbourne Stoke and Berwick, to list only a few worries which immediately spring to mind. Is the Druid’s Lodge Estate aware of these proposals, which will have a huge negative impact on their sporting activities?
It is no exaggeration to say that I am horrified by the southern option, which would be catastrophic for us.