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A week left to have your say on controversial Spalding Western Relief Homes plans




The closing date for those who want to fill in the questionnaire about the Spalding Western Relief Road is next Friday, March 8.

Lincolnshire County Council still want people's views about the new road's central section, which will run along Vernatt's Drain before crossing Bourne Road and Horseshoe Road.

The plans have been surrounded by controversy as they could see some homes on the middle section of the planned road demolished after compulsory purchase orders.

Many attended a meeting about the issue held at Pode Hole.
Many attended a meeting about the issue held at Pode Hole.

Coun Richard Davies, executive member for highways, said: "At the moment, the exact location for the middle section isn't set, and we want to know whether people would prefer a western or eastern alignment.

"We're encouraging those (who were) unable to attend one of the drop-in events to complete a short online questionnaire about the central section of the new road and their preferred options by visiting www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/swrr

"Once it's built, the new relief road will help reduce congestion and journey times in and around Spalding as the area's population, traffic levels and amount of rail freight passing through continues to grow."

Lincolnshire County Council and South Holland District Council were recently awarded £12m from the government's housing infrastructure fund to fund the Northern Spalding Sustainable Urban Extension and this section of the Spalding Western Relief Road.

Funding for the construction of the rest of the scheme, including third party contributions, is currently being reviewed by the county council.

Previously...

Defiant Spalding resident: 'They can tow me out with a chain and bulldozer if they like'

Will your Spalding home be demolished to make way for western relief road?



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