“It’s about time!” on airport decision

Commenting on the government’s decision to approve the construction of a new runway at Heathrow Airport, Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “Put simply, it’s about time! Successive governments have prevaricated for far too long in the face of a blindingly obvious need for more runway capacity. Businesses will… Read More »

Windy Corner

Improvements to the Windy Corner junction are to be carried out almost 10 years after they were first discussed. Funding to the tune of between £200,000 and £300,000 is now available from the Western Corridor scheme, which includes a number of improvements between Windy Corner and Churscombe Cross. Torbay Council applied for the cash from the Local Transport Board. The junction improvement scheme was agreed in 2012, but had been looked at as far back as 2006. Consultations… Read More »

Brixham losing business through traffic chaos

Brixham businesses are losing significant amounts of money due to ‘unacceptable delays’ caused by roadworks and traffic lights, according to Brixham Chamber of Commerce. The organisation has spoken in support of local councillor Jackie Stockman’s recent comments about Brixham traffic issues in the Herald Express. The Chamber Executive claims that the delays caused by the… Read More »

Impact of travel disruption for SW

The results issued today of a survey completed by over 340 South West peninsula  businesses, conducted by Plymouth Chamber of Commerce, highlights the difficulties and costs faced by local businesses in light of recent travel disruption caused by severe weather and flooding. 26% of respondents reported that more than 75% of their annual turnover comes… Read More »