Council backs Hereford link road

A link road intended to address transport problems and boost economic development in a Herefordshire town has been approved by council members.

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Herefordshire Council’s cabinet has approved a preferred route for the Hereford Southern Link Road that would run from the A49 to the A465, with a link to the B4349.

It is hoped the road would address transport problems in the South Wye area and promote housing and economic growth locally.

Four possible routes were considered for the road. The preferred option approved by the council cabinet would see the new road run through the centre of Grafton Wood, continuing westward before crossing above an existing railway line.

Infrastructure cabinet member Phillip Price said the council had "negotiated the first hurdle" to make the road, which had been talked about locally for forty years, a reality.

He said: "The new road represents the first phase of a western relief road with aspirations for it to extend to the A49 in the future.

"More importantly in the short term, the road supports the council’s core strategy by unlocking much needed development land and easier access for businesses coming to and from the Enterprise Zone in Rotherwas."

The council said a planning application for the scheme would be submitted before the end of the year.


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