Glasshoughton Southern Link Road plans to go on display

19/02/2018, PR8746

Glasshoughton Southern Link Road

Wakefield Council is asking for residents views on the proposed plans for the Glasshoughton Southern Link Road.

The local community are invited to attend a drop in exhibition on Tuesday 27 February, 9.30am – 5.30pm at Carlton Lanes Shopping Centre in Castleford. Visitors to the exhibition will be able to view the current plans, ask questions and comment on the plans.

The plans will also be on display at an unmanned exhibition at ASDA in Glasshoughton from Wednesday 28 February to Wednesday 7 March. Residents will be able to give feedback on the plans by emailing glasshoughtondm@wyg.com

Cllr Matthew Morley
Cllr Matthew Morley

Cllr Matthew Morley, Wakefield Council's Cabinet Member for Transport and Highways, said: "The Glasshoughton Southern Link Road will improve transport links in the area, reduce congestion and open up land for development.

"We want to hear as many views as possible on the proposed plans so ask people to give us their feedback during this consultation. This will be used to help form a planning application for the road."

The road is an extension of the existing Whistler Drive and connects into the roundabout at Cutsyke Road and Premier Way. The scheme is expected to cost around £7m and will be fully funded by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority through the West Yorkshire Transport Fund.

Both Harworth Estates and Waystone Ltd have agreed to dedicate land as highway.

It is the Council's intention to submit a planning application for the Glasshoughton Southern Link Road next month.

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