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Respond to the Hereford Transport Package by 22nd May 2017

River Wye floodplain at Warham in the Proposed Western Relief Road Corridor Herefordshire Council are currently undertaking a consultation on a new plan for Hereford City, called the Hereford Area Plan and a transport proposal called the Hereford Transport Package. … Continue reading

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Watch Out – The A49 Proposed as an Alternative for M5 Traffic

In its attempts to secure funding for a “Bypass” for Hereford City, Herefordshire Council is working with Highways England on justifying the A49 as an alternative route for traffic from the M5/M6 to tackle congestion on the existing motorway network. … Continue reading

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The Southern Link Road Cannot be Assessed as Part of the Hereford Bypass

Funding for the South Wye Transport Package has always been on the basis that the road from the A49 to the A465 and continuing to the B4349 Clehonger Road, is a stand -alone project. This was made very clear by … Continue reading

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Destination Hereford Project Success kept Secret for 6 Months – Why?

This report assessing the impact of the Governments funding in Hereford City for promoting sustainable transport, was completed in March 2016. Despite the success of this project in tackling congestion in Hereford, this report was kept confidential. It was only … Continue reading

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Is there a £7 Million Hole in the South Wye Transport Package?

The South Wye Transport Package (SWTP) Outline Business Case submitted by the Marches LEP to Central Government  described the following components as key elements of the project:- New link road linking A465 with A49 (the Southern Link Road); Pedestrian crossing … Continue reading

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What is the True Cost of the Southern Link Road to date?

The reports to the Cabinet meeting on Thursday 16th June 2016 contain amongst the various papers  a report called the Capital Out Turn Report 2015/16 which shows how taxpayers money has been spent on “Capital” projects. These projects include a … Continue reading

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HTA Comments on Southern Link Rd Submitted by Jesse Norman

Jesse Norman MP has made an objection to the Southern Link Road and in it included this representation from Hereford Transport Alliance, about their concerns over this road project ahead of any sustainable transport measures that will actually tackle the … Continue reading

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Highways Agency Questions and Answers- June 2011

We asked some questions of the Highways Agency about the ‘trunked’ or ‘not trunked’ A49: Q1: ‘We note you have some queries about Herefordshire Council’s Study of Options and their Sustainable Transport Options’ Evidence Base Documents that have informed their … Continue reading

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English Heritage Comments on the Hereford Relief Road

English Heritage regards it as vital that any new road infrastructure is robustly appraised as to potential impacts on the historic environment, and is paralleled by enhanced public transport provision across the city and wider hinterland…’ ‘With regard to the … Continue reading

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CPRE Comments on the Hereford Relief Road

CPRE is seriously concerned about the dangers which the Government’s New Homes Bonus may pose for the countryside.  The scheme, which started in April 2011, gives councils a cash bonus (equivalent to six years’ council tax) for every new home … Continue reading

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