Protestors have won their battle against traffic lights on the A4 in Corsham, as changes to traffic improvement plans were announced at the Corsham Area Board meeting.

A review of traffic improvements to the A4 in Pickwick was announced at Tuesday’s meeting, after Wiltshire Council highways officers carried out a reassessment of traffic flow using traffic counts.

There will be now be no traffic lights at the Hare and Hounds, and instead the roundabouts there and at Park Lane will be improved and a new traffic filter lane added at the Leafy Lane junction, with zebra crossings near the Hare and Hounds to improve safety for pedestrians.

There will be traffic lights at the junction of Bradford Road and the top of Westwells Road to cater for increased traffic.

Wiltshire Council cabinet member for highways Cllr Dick Tonge said: “The revised scheme will accommodate the increased traffic from the MoD development at Basil Hill, other known developments and those associated with the sites being vacated by the MoD.

“I’m pleased that the assessment has enabled us to overcome the objections to the original scheme. The new MoD site at Basil Hill is excellent news for Corsham and will lead to jobs and stability during these very difficult times.”

Corsham Town Council chairman Allan Bosley, who lives in Pickwick, was among protesters who fought the Hare and Hounds traffic light plans.