Residents have their say on Southern Link Road plans

27/02/2018, PR8755

Wakefield Council has been gathering residents’ views on the proposed plans for the Glasshoughton Southern Link Road.

Cllr Matthew Morley, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport and Highways, attended an exhibition at the Carlton Lanes shopping centre in Castleford this week to hear what residents thought of the plans.

Cllr Morley was joined by local ward members, Cllr Jacquie Speight and Cllr Alan Wassell.

Glasshoughton Southern Link Road exhibition
Glasshoughton Southern Link Road exhibition

Cllr Morley said: “The Glasshoughton Southern Link Road will improve transport links in the area, reduce congestion and open up land for development. We’ve had a lot of positive support for the plans and many great ideas to help move the plans forward. All feedback received will be used to help form the planning application.”

Residents that were unable to attend, can still see the plans on display at an unmaned exhibition at ASDA in Glasshoughton from Wednesday 28 February to Wednesday 7 March.

Cllr Morley added: “We want to hear as many views as possible and there’s still time to have your say on the plans. The consultation runs until 7 March.”

The road plans to be an extension of the existing Whistler Drive that 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 in March.

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