Following a meeting last week between Sir Mike Penning MP, local Dacorum Borough Councillors Janice Marshall, Neil Harden and Andrew Williams and County Council Highways officials the MP and Councillors have welcomed the decision to retain access to through traffic on Fishery Road in Boxmoor.
The County Council’s draft South West Herts Growth & Transport Plan had proposed the closure of Fishery Road to car traffic allowing access for homeowners and buses and cyclists only.
Following representations from Sir Mike and councillors the county council has agreed not to pursue the closure option.
Sir Mike said;
“This is great news and a victory for common sense. Fishery Road is the main link between the railway station, the A4251 and the west side of Hemel Hempstead. Its closure would cause untold chaos over a widespread area
“At our site meeting though, we did witness some speeding traffic and this needs to be addressed.”
Hertfordshire Highways will now put forward amendments to the South West Herts Growth & Transport Plan that will consider how to better provide sustainable transport options and access to the railway station whilst, at the same time, retaining the road as a through route for all vehicles.