Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway Park

After being contacted by several constituents, I wrote to the Secretary of State in early April regarding the lack of a culvert in the plans for the upgrade of the A421 between Milton Keynes and the M1, asking that the Department for Transport engages in a dialogue with Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway Trust.

Whilst I welcome the upgrade to this section of road, the plans in their current form would devastate the longstanding aim to link the Grand Union Canal in Milton Keynes to the river Great Ouse in Bedford through a series of waterway parks.

The Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway Trust have been working towards this for over 20 years, with thousands of hours of voluntary labour working to make this dream a reality. I will continue to press for this upgrade to be implemented with plans for a culvert included.