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Residents reject new Avon bridge

Stratford bridge design
The bridge design has been opposed by many residents

Stratford-upon-Avon residents have rejected plans to build a 2m bridge across the Avon next to the Royal Shakespeare Company.

The arch bridge for pedestrians and cyclists has met with continued local opposition despite being approved by the county council.

A district council poll found 3,173 people against the plans and 441 in favour, with a turnout of 18.1%.

A clear majority wanted Lucy's Mill Bridge upgraded or a new bridge nearby.

In 2006, 56% of townspeople who responded to a questionnaire said they did not want the new bridge.

The results of the poll will now be sent to Warwickshire County Council for consideration.

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