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Councillor claims Bridge tolls for South Gloucestershire

by Claire Young on 20 December, 2010

South Gloucestershire Councillors are asking the Government to allow the hosting community to be compensated for national infrastructure in their area. Liberal Democrat Councillors say it’s only fair that the local residents should be compensated for enduring disruptions which continue after the initial construction phase.

Cllr Tyzack (Pilning and Severn Beach) says, “I recognise the burden and disturbance borne by the community in hosting a national or regional infrastructure project. So I think it’s only right that the Council requires packages of community benefits to be provided to offset and compensate the community for the having that infrastructure forced upon them.”

He continued, “I have seen reports that the Welsh Assembly wish to claim all the Bridge tolls once the spending on the bridge has been paid off. I feel that as the Bridges are actually both in England and the Second River Crossing main arch is technically all in the ward of Pilning and Severn beach that the residents of South Gloucestershire Council have an equal claim to some of that funding.”

Peter Tyzack at the Second Severn Crossing

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