Joan Ryan MP will be meeting with the Secretary of State for Transport to discuss ways to improve the congestion, pollution and noise problems affecting residents living in the Bullsmoor Lane area of Enfield.
Following the launch of a community campaign on the issue in October last year, Joan Ryan has had regular contact with local campaigners and key stakeholders, including the Department for Transport, and has been calling on the Secretary of State, Rt. Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP, to agree to a meeting with her and constituents to find a satisfactory way forward.
After Ms Ryan raised the matter with Mr McLoughlin again on the floor of the House of Commons, on 28th April, the date for the meeting has now been arranged for Monday 27th June. Joan Ryan will be accompanied to the meeting by local residents and a senior representative from Enfield Council.
A range of measures is due to be discussed on how the situation can be addressed which will include the Enfield Council led Northern Gateway Access Package (NGAP) project and the strong support from residents for a separate, direct access road to be built to the M25, in order to ease the volume of traffic along Bullsmoor Lane.
Local constituents want the Secretary of State to keep the promise he made to them in April this year, just a few weeks before the general election, when he said a Conservative Government, if elected, would make the building of the access road a priority.
Rt. Hon Joan Ryan MP, Labour’s Member of Parliament for Enfield North, said:
“I am pleased the Secretary of State has finally agreed to a meeting.
Following Mr McLoughlin’s visit to the constituency in April 2015, constituents deserve the opportunity to hear from him directly about how he and his Department will support the measures necessary to address their concerns.
Enfield Council wants to improve the transport links and the quality of life for people in the area and together with residents we will continue to campaign for improvements to be made.”