PROPOSED HEREFORD BYPASS
In January 2018 Herfordshire Council published a short list of seven possible routes for the western relief road through Breinton.
This map is taken from the report that Herefordshire Council’s Cabinet approved which can be read here
There were two Appendices to the report. The first gave details of the consultation last year (2017) about the Hereford Area Plan. The consultation also included questions about the western relief road. The consultation results are being used to support the case for building the road and can be read here.
The second Appendix provides a preliminary assessment of each of the seven shortlisted routes and explains how they were chosen. This can be read here
Breinton Parish Council has never supported a western relief road or bypass. Our reasons are summarised in this extract from the February edition of the monthly Teamtalk magazine which is delivered free to each house in the parish. The extract also includes a brief description of the seven shortlisted routes. You can read this here.
Herefordshire Council tell us that they have already written to all landowners and housholders whose property or business may be directly affected i.e. demolished by one or more of the shortlisted routes e.g. through Warham or along Kings Acre Road. They plan to hold a preview event for these people on Monday 5th February. The consultation will continue as follows
- public exhibitions in the pod next to the Coffee Cart at the Old Market Hereford on Tuesday 6th, Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th February between 11am and 8pm. It is not clear if there will be staff available to answer questions
- an evening session on Tuesday 13th February at Whitecross High School between 6pm and 9pm. It is not clear if there will be staff available to answer questions
- the exhibition will then move to Hereford Library on Friday 16th February where it will remain until the consultation closes on Tuesday 13th March. The exhibition can be viewed during normal library opening hours and staff will be available to answer questions on Saturday 24th February and Saturday 10th March between 11am and 2pm
Herefordshire Council will not be arranging any large scale public meetings as they have done in the past.
Breinton Parish Council will be holding its own events in the village hall for local residents and businesses. It is important that we share what we know and hear everyone’s views both for and against the bypass proposals. Details of the events will be published shortly so please look at this website, the notice boards throughout the parish and in the Hereford Times. You can always contact a parish councillor or the parish clerk for up to date information. Whatever your views please do take the opportunity to tell Herefordshire Council what you think by the time their consultation closes on March 13th.