This project has gone from nowhere in 2005 to now being on the government’s “development” list for final approval later in the year.

I have been able to use my position as mayor to be an advocate for this desperately needed road link & built support in the South West Region when I served as Chairman of the Transport & Infrastructure Board, as well as maintaining support from our partners at Devon County Council, government ministers & MPs.

I have seen the project progress through the planning & public inquiry stage, to the current negotiations with the Department for Transport.

We are closer than we have ever been before to getting this project started!