Relief road report due soon

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OPINIONS on a new western relief road for Spalding are now being sifted through following a public consultation.

Residents had a chance to air their views at a series of consultation events over the summer on plans to link Holland Park housing development with a new roundabout on Bourne Road.

It is the second phase of a three-part scheme.

The first phase for a road linking Spalding Common with Holland Park, including a bridge over the railway, already has outline planning permission.

The third phase would hopefully link Bourne Road with the B1356 Spalding Road in Pinchbeck near Enterprise Way.

Project leader Jonathan Wickham said: “Residents have shared a wide range of views with us during the public consultation.

“We are now looking through these in more detail and are producing a report that will be published in the autumn.

“This will be put online for people to see how the views that have been submitted are shaping the process.”

Two routes are proposed for the road, both of which go through Horseshoe Road allotments, which Mr Wickham said would be replaced nearby.

But allotment holders were among those to speak out against the proposals, with one saying: “It’s the wrong place. It should go further out of town, out of the way and leave us alone.”

But Mr Wickham said: “Both routes are designed to minimise any impact on residents and businesses.”