FOLLOWING concerns raised by residents about the impact the Eastern Gateway will have on roads, Redditch MP Rachel Maclean has called on highway bosses and developers to implement traffic alleviation measures.

A number of residents have said they are afraid that HGVs and other vehicles travelling from the Eastern Gateway site will dramatically increase the amount of traffic on roads in the local area.

Mrs Maclean recently joined councillors Juliet Brunner, Antonia Pulsford and Roger Bennett at the earmarked Eastern Gateway site to discuss an ongoing campaign to ensure the road system will be able to cope with the increase in traffic.

The MP is now calling on highway bosses and developers to listen to residents’ concerns and implement better traffic alleviation measures when the development is fully operational.

She said: “I know how concerned residents are about the potential impact the Eastern Gateway could have on roads in our town, especially the increase in traffic we could see with HGVs travelling to and from the development.

“I have heard your concerns, I share your concerns and I’m acting on them.

"That’s why I’m now calling for a high-level meeting with highways bosses, developers and local councillors to discuss residents’ concerns.”