People in Iver have been able to express ‘in the strongest possible terms’ their concerns with the county council over a number of potential transport plans.
Neighbours are apprehensive over the impact that a road closure in Langley will have on the level of traffic in the village.
Slough Borough Council closed Chequers Bridge in Hollow Hill Lane/Market Lane on August 2 for a period of 18 months.
Along with this, there are a number of other major infrastructure projects in the pipeline that people fear will negatively affect the area, including Crossrail, Heathrow Express, M4 Smart Motorway and the Western Rail Link to Heathrow.
A public exhibition, held at Iver Village Hall for residents of Iver, Iver Heath and Richings Park, was organised at the end of last month to listen to views and provide information on these issues.
Feedback from this event will contribute to an ongoing transport and traffic study commissioned by Bucks County Council (BCC).
They study will hope to draw up a comprehensive view of current and anticipated traffic and transport problems and present outline suggestions for any possible future mitigation around September time.
Speaking after the exhibition Iver Parish Council chairman Wendy Matthews said: “At last people were able to express their views with BCC in the strongest possible terms, and we hope that BCC are going to take notice of it.”
She said there has previously been ‘precious little information’ about proposed mitigation ideas, with people at the exhibition asking about plans for a relief road.
She said that once the parish council sees the results of the survey ‘we will have a better idea of what they’re proposing’.
She added: “We very much hope that BCC will work with all of the infrastructure project proposals to come to an agreement where they can provide a certain amount of funding towards the relief road.
“There must be a way that they can work together and provide a solution for everyone.
“In the next couple of weeks we’re hoping that BCC will be able to produce some more information on the outcome of the studies.”
Mark Shaw, BCC transport cabinet member said: “This study is a very useful first step in the search for a holistic solution.
“The fact we met with around 300 residents demonstrates there was great value in the public exhibition.
“People clearly felt the need to engage with us, and we greatly appreciated getting the inside track on their concerns about local issues.”