The road which the End of The Road is campaigning against is a road across from Narborough Rd, along Evesham Rd, across the North end of the Aylestone Meadows and the River Soar, probably along Boundary Rd and across Aylestone Road to Saffron Lane (and then probably linking up with Putney Road). The council tried to build it in the early nineties, but was prevented by strong local opposition. We would like this not to be a plan which we have to fight every 20 or 30 years!

 

Last year (2017) it came up again as a possibility in the consultation for the Leicester local plan. To see the reference to it in the Local Plan on page 68, paragraph 8.19 of the “Emerging options reference document”, click here and scan down to the "Emerging options reference document". It reads “A list of potential highway improvement lines and schemes has been developed over many years....such as land protected for a link between Narborough Road and Saffron Lane involving a bridge link across the River Soar”.

On it's own this might not have been enough to ring alarm bells, but combined with the funding bid for Putney Road (see below) and personal reports from various people that they had heard both Sir Peter Soulsby and Deputy Major Adam Clark say that the road will exist in the next 10-15 years, we feel it is necessary to engage with the council on why we don't think this road is a good idea now, rather than when it's potentially too late to make a difference.