The Red Route is Herefordshire Council’s Preferred Route for the proposed Western Bypass

Herefordshire Council have announced that their preferred route for the proposed bypass is the RED route through Breinton. This crosses Kings Acre Road by the Bay Horse public house

Seven reports are now available on the Herefordshire Council website. Follow the link here

The General Scrutiny Committee will consider these reports when it meets at 10.00 am on Wednesday 18th July in the Shire Hall

The Council’s Cabinet will make decisions on the route and other matters on Friday 27th July – it’s meeting also starts at 10.00am at Shire Hall

There are seven reports (supplements) on the Hereford Transport Package which include the preferred bypass route, the results of the consultation earlier this year and also proposals for active travel elements – cycling etc. We suggest that you start with the Preferred Route Report before you dive into the detail.

The  General Scrutiny Committee have decided to examine the proposals before the Cabinet meeting rather than afterwards. This means that once the Cabinet agrees any recommendations on the 27th July they are final and there are no delays. They cannot be ‘called in’ and scrutinised again. There will be a further public consultation later in 2018.

Both the Scrutiny and Cabinet meetings are open to the public so if you wish to attend please put the dates and times in your diary.

Members of the public are also entitled to ask questions at both meetings however timescales are extremely tight. You have until 5pm on Thursday 12th July to get your question for the Scrutiny meeting accepted by Herefordshire Council – less than 48 hours from now. If you wish to ask Cabinet members a question on the 27th July you have until Monday 23rd July at 5pm.

More information from the Parish Council will follow as it becomes available – watch this space


A map of the seven shortlisted routes for the proposed western relief road around Hereford can be seen through the link below. More information can be seen on our Roads and Planning pages

Shortlisted routes for the proposed road

The link to the Herefordshire Council last consultation – now closed – can be accessed through this LINK. 

Details of Herefordshire’s last consultation programme – now ended – can be seen through this LINK

The response from Breinton Parish Council to the last Hereford Transport Package consultation (including the 7 possible routes for the bypass) can be viewed by clicking on this Link

The draft minutes from the Parish Council Meeting, held on 20th June can be seen on the attached Link

The next Parish Council meeting will be held on Wednesday 22nd August, in Breinton Village Hall, starting at 7.00pm.