Controversial plans to build a low-speed distributor road around Chippenham will go before cabinet next month.

Nearly three months after the closure of public consultation into the Future Chippenham project, the results will be discussed by cabinet on Tuesday, July 13.

The plans have caused a lot of upset in the town over the number of houses that are needed to unlock the road scheme. In order to capitalise on the successful £75m Housing Infrastructure Fund the council would need to green light 7,500 houses in the area.

The local plan was up for consultation simultaneously with the road route options, with the number of houses needed to unlock the proposed road options.

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Leader of Wiltshire Council, Richard Clewer said: “We received a good level of responses to the recent consultation on the Future Chippenham road route options with around 1,200 responses being received online, by email or by post.

“I would like to thank everyone who took the time to give us their views, both positive or negative.

“Many of the comments gave really good insight and local knowledge and we are taking these into account as we consider the proposals.

“Subject to the Local Plan review, the next stage is to report on the details of the consultation to cabinet at their meeting on July 13, 2021 at which the next steps will be laid out.”