David Hodgkinson has been in touch regarding my appeal for information regarding the protests and planning process regarding the M6 Toll, which was known back then as the BNRR – Birmingham Northern Relief Road.
David says he's loads of clippings and material from that time – which I'd love to take up his generous offer of sending me. He does note, however, that he has none of the planning literature.
I'm after a copy of the alternate route proposal maps, please, if anyone has them. These would be the coloured route options – red route, blue route, black route etc. These re particularly interesting as the infamous orange route – never, ever likely or even feasible, as it cut through Aldridge and open quarries – was used to cleverly divide the Lichfield and Aldridge opposition camps.
I thank David for his generous contribution, and please, if you have anything, BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com. Cheers!
You might recall I offered you a copy of the planning map I acquired whilst doing a project on the impact of this & the Metro when I worked for C&A in the late 80’s. I will try & scan it, but it is a huge poster style document.
The biggest observation for me is living on the new Swingbridge side of Clayhanger, the one route surely obliterates most of the new building.
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