Pant bypass – update

2020 Update – In the Budget in March 2020 the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, announced funding towards the Pant and Llanymynech bypass project. The funding will enable consultation on the plans and there are still many issues to be addressed including the actual route of any new road.

As in previous consultations, there are many views in favour of a bypass, including from local MPs, Shropshire Council and Llanymynech and Pant Parish Council but residents will be able to put their comments forward about any negative aspects, not least the replacement of a 30 mph road with a much louder one with a probable national speed limit.

PROs cited include: Less traffic through the villages, fewer accidents and delays, less pollution along the A483 and a quieter village.

However, so villages list CONs including building on a floodplain, increasing noise in the environment due to higher speed traffic and less potential trade at the pub and shop.

Once details of the consultation are announced, and how residents can have their say, we will publish them here.

Road through PantOCTOBER 2014: News that the Welsh Assembly Government has commissioned a new feasibility study has reignited the prospect of a bypass for Pant and Llanymynech.

It was 13 years ago that the UK and Welsh Governments first agreed to put forward bypass plans to reduce traffic through the two villages on the A483, but nothing came of them. Now, Welsh Assembly Transport Minister Edwina Hart AM has given the go-ahead for a new report, which could lead to a Pant bypass.

The news has been welcomed by Owen Paterson, MP for North Shropshire, William Powell, Liberal Democrat AM for Mid and West Wales, Llanymynech Councillor Arthur Walpole and Dilys Gaskill, Chair of Llanymynech and Pant Parish Council.

A bypass brings with it the prospect of safer roads and less noise for the village, but the downside may be that local businesses which rely on the passing traffic may suffer and even close. What do you think?

Please do let us know your thoughts on the bypass and/or what else could be done to improve our village!


4 Replies to “Pant bypass – update”

  1. Between us we can support our excellent Cross Guns pub and village shop, that isn’t the issue.

    The real downside is that the bypass will involve the wreckage of a large swathe of beautiful countryside, (go up on the rocks and look) greatly increased noise levels and possible boy racer troubles (ask Four Crosses!) to no end benefit. Traffic levels will be back up within 10 years, it always happens. Oh, and what about the flood area near Llanymynech?

    I raised the idea of the badly-needed lorry ban via our MP but the Highways Agency won’t have it. Pity as the bypass already exists, extra journey 15 miles but that’s not much to ask on a long trip. And of course a lorry ban could be implemented in weeks, not years. To shoot down the usual objection – there would be exemptions for local business and deliveries to the villages.

    Perhaps traffic calming would work – chicanes rather than speed bumps.

    sorry for anonymity but I live in the area and some people won’t like what I’m saying, although I think many agree but don’t dare say.

    BTW great website, why don’t you publicise it?

    1. Hi Low Profile,
      Thanks for your comments about the possibility of a bypass and for your kind comment about Pant.Today.
      As far as publicity for this site is concerned, it has only been going for a few weeks and we certainly want to spread the message that the website exists as a resource for residents and visitors, so please tell everyone you know! There are a few leaflets up around the village and we will certainly promote it more over the next few months.
      All the best.

  2. thanks for posting this and your response. Good luck with the site!

    come on people of Pant and Llanymynech, defend our countryside. Push for lorry restrictions and traffic calming, not concrete.

  3. hi i am new to this site and wanted to ask is any of the proposals going to affect crickheath please

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