Delay on plans for relief road

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DECISIONS on a western relief road for Spalding are unlikely to be made until the autumn.

It had been thought plans would be submitted to South Holland District Council in the spring, but they have been delayed by some “finetuning of the details”.

More than 350 residents and businesses had their say during a consultation and their views were published in December.

The road is needed to meet the future demands of the town, which is expected to come under increasing pressure from extra traffic, houses and trains. Two possible routes for the second phase of the relief road were put forward, with concerns including how it would pass through popular allotments.

Project leader Jonathan Wickham said: “The route of the proposed new road has been protected from future development and we’re now just taking a bit more time to finetune the details of the planning application with a view to submit it in the autumn this year.”