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Volume 741: debated on Thursday 30 November 2023


Thursday 30 November 2023



Wilby Way roundabout

The Humble Petition of the residents of Wellingborough, Northamptonshire and the surrounding areas,

Sheweth, that the Wilby Way roundabout, between the A509, A5400 and the A5128 is extremely dangerous to cross for pedestrians and cyclists; further that the increased volume of traffic due to the housing developments in and around Wellingborough has caused crossing this roundabout to become increasingly difficult and dangerous.

The petitioners pray that your Honourable House urge the Government to work with North Northamptonshire Council to consider the concerns of the petitioners and ensure that measures are implemented which will make crossing the Wilby Way roundabout safe for pedestrians and cyclists.

And your petitioners, as duty bound, will ever pray, etc.—[Presented by Mr Peter Bone, Official Report, 5 September 2023; Vol. 737, c. 396.]


Observations from The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Guy Opperman):

Decisions on the infrastructure needed to support active travel rests with the relevant local authority, in this case North Northamptonshire Council. The Minister has asked Active Travel England's regional manager for the East Midlands to write to the authority for further information on the roundabout, as well as any support the agency can offer the authority regarding potential design issues.