Millbrook Proving Ground Limited, now under new ownership, is reviewing a range of options to realise the future investment programme at the site. Local residents are invited to view and comment on the initial draft proposals.
Venue: Millbrook Proving Ground
Bedfordshire MK45 2JQ
Date: Thursday December 12th 2013
Time: 2pm – 8pm
Arrival and parking is via the main entrance on Station Lane from where a shuttle bus will take people to the on-site venue.
A bus service is also available from Lidlington village hall. Unfortunately, no such service is being made available to residents of Marston Moreteyne despite the current negative impact of site traffic on the village .
MMAG welcomes proposals that lead to more local jobs being created. However, Marston Moreteyne residents will also want to ask questions about the additional traffic movements and routes to and from the Proving Ground. We already have problems with HGVs coming through the village despite the preferred route to the site being via the B530. Disappointingly, we do not expect the exhibition to fundamentally address this ongoing problem.
MMAG believes it is now the time to give serious consideration to an alternative main entrance to the Proving Ground which bypasses Marston Moreteyne. This could involve:
- re routing HGV traffic along the A507
- upgrading the Lidlington turn to a safer roundabout and
- cutting a new road across to the south west corner of the Proving Ground from just south of South View Farm
MMAG encourages local residents to attend the exhibition, comment on the proposals and ensure that the traffic problems generated by the site in its current capacity are actively addressed by the new owners as they explore expansion.
Please Click Here to view Flyer advertising exhibition which also has a map showing the specific areas that are under consideration.