PLANS to redesign the White Hart roundabout are to be brought before the public next month.

A major concern among residents in Stratton at the moment is the proposed change to the road layout at White Hart.

In a bid to accommodate the 8,000 homes which will make up the New Eastern Villages development, the council has proposed a series of road changes to better manage the inevitable increase in traffic.

Roger Smith, vice chair of the Stratton St Margaret Parish Council, said: “The development of the New Eastern Villages will lead to an increase in traffic at the White Hart roundabout and there needs to be an increase in highway capacity.

“There are different options which include a new northbound slip road onto the A419. This would involve replacing the current Ermin Street access to and from the roundabout with the re-opening of that part of Ermin Street west of the White Hart allotments.

“There is also a proposal for a new bridge across the A419 at Merlin Way, which in my view should be open to all traffic.”

The consultation will take place on Saturday, March 3 at Grange Leisure from 9am to 1pm.