supporters

A few of our key supporters can be seen below. We would love your support too and by joining our campaign you will ensure that your backing will be registered when we present our case to ensure that there is a proper long term plan, backed by investment, for the A120.

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IN THE REAL WORLD

A better A120 will benefit road users, businesses and local people by offering reliable and safe journeys, so enlarging labour markets and boosting productivity:

Here's just a few stories from our current supporters:

"THIS IS A MAJOR ECONOMIC CORRIDOR WITH HUGE POTENTIAL TO SUPPORT TENS OF THOUSANDS OF NEW JOBS, NEW HOMES AND NEW GROWTH. BY INVESTING IN THE A120, OUR ECONOMY CAN BE GIVEN A MAJOR BOOST AND ROAD SAFETY WILL BE IMPROVED."

– Rt Hon Priti Patel MP, Minister of State for Employment

"THE A120 IS A CRUCIAL PIECE OF INFRASTRUCTURE IN THE EAST OF ENGLAND THAT PROVIDES CONNECTIVITY TO THE AIRPORT FOR EMPLOYEES AND PASSENGERS ALIKE. WITH PERMISSION IN PLACE TO GROW TO 35 MILLION PASSENGERS A YEAR, THE TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE TO SUPPORT THIS GROWTH IS CRITICAL. STANSTED CANNOT REACH ITS FULL POTENTIAL WITHOUT INVESTING IN THE A120."

– Chris Wiggan, Head of External Affairs. London Stansted
International Airport

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"THE A120 CAUSES REPEATED DELAYS IN BOTH DIRECTIONS DUE TO THE SINGLE CARRIAGEWAY SECTION BEING CLOGGED UP MUCH OF THE TIME. INCREASES COSTS, UNRELIABILITY, REDUCED PRODUCTIVITY ALL HAVE AN IMPACT ON PROFITABILITY."

– Dave Watson Transport Ltd

"AS A KEY EMPLOYMENT HUB ALONG THE A120 CORRIDOR THAT CURRENTLY EMPLOYS OVER A THOUSAND PEOPLE IN A DIVERSE RANGE OF SECTORS, (FROM LOW SKILLED TO VERY HIGHLY SKILLED EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES), THE SINGLE MOST OVER-RIDING BRAKE TO EXPANSION IS THE POOR ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE IN THE IMMEDIATE VICINITY. WE’VE IDENTIFIED THE POSSIBILITY OF AN EXTRA 400 JOBS THAT COULD BE CREATED WITHIN THE NEXT 10 YEARS WITH THE ROAD WIDENING OF THE A120 ON THE BRAINTREE TO COLCHESTER SECTION."

– Malcolm Hobbs, Earls Colne Business Park

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"FREEPORT BRAINTREE SUPPORTS THE A120 EXPANSION PROJECT AS IT WILL BRING A NUMBER OF SIGNIFICANT BENEFITS, NOT JUST TO OUR BUSINESS BUT TO THE AREA AS A WHOLE. THE ROAD FROM BRAINTREE TO HARWICH IS ONE OF THE MOST HEAVILY USED BUT AS A SINGLE CARRIAGEWAY IT IS NO LONGER FIT FOR PURPOSE. THE CURRENT LEVELS OF CONGESTION AND ACCIDENTS INEVITABLY DETER PEOPLE FROM USING THE A120 AS THEIR JOURNEY IS FULL OF UNCERTAINTY. THIS SERIOUSLY IMPACTS VISITOR NUMBERS AND REVENUE. BY CREATING A DUAL CARRIAGEWAY, THE WHOLE AREA WILL BECOME FAR MORE ACCESSIBLE AND AN ATTRACTIVE PROPOSITION FOR VISITORS, BUSINESSES AND INDEED HOMEOWNERS. GOING FORWARD, THIS WILL UNLOCK THE POTENTIAL FOR REVENUE GROWTH FOR LOCAL BUSINESS AND POTENTIALLY CREATE GREATER EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES."

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"WITH HARWICH BEING ONE OF THE BUSIEST PORTS IN THE WORLD FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE UK'S OFFSHORE WIND INFRASTRUCTURE IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT THE COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE PORT TO THE REST OF THE COUNTRY ARE IMPROVED. WITH HARWICH’S POTENTIAL TO COMPETE IN THE MULTI MILLION POUND DECOMMISSIONING SECTOR COUPLED WITH THE POSSIBLE FORTHCOMING NUCLEAR NEW BUILD OPPORTUNITIES IN ESSEX AND SUFFOLK THE PORT COULD BE AT THE VERY CENTRE OF UKPLC’S DRIVE FOR NEW ENERGY. TO FULLY ACHIEVE THIS POTENTIAL WE APPEAL TO THE GOVERNMENT TO LOOK FAVOURABLY UPON THIS ESSENTIAL CAMPAIGN."

– Simon Gray, East of England Energy Group

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