Council bosses aim to give Farthinghoe bypass the green light

South Northants MP receives a petition calling for a Farthinghow bypassSouth Northants MP receives a petition calling for a Farthinghow bypass
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South Northants MP Andrea Leadsom has welcomed news that Northamptonshire County Council is set to approve £1.4m to take the Farthinghoe bypass to a full business case.

Cabinet papers were published last week and the final decision will be taken next Tuesday, March 10.

Mrs Leadsom said: “This is great news for Farthinghoe as well as for the whole local area. For as long as 50 years, the community has been demanding a bypass because of the tricky road layout in the village.

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"My team and I have campaigned hard for this to go ahead for several years and I want to thank all Farthinghoe residents who have supported my campaign.

"In particular, I am grateful to the schoolchildren at Farthinghoe Primary School who invited me in to see their work on why a bypass was so badly needed in the area.

"I also congratulate the efforts of the community in putting together a petition which I delivered to the Secretary of State for Transport on their behalf. It just goes to show that when local people feel passionately about something and make a strong case, then a real difference can be made."

Following the full business case the next step will be to seek Pinch Point Funding or local growth funding from the Government.

"I hope we will now see this vital project delivered within three to five years to bring the relief that local residents desperately need," she said.