Residents have their say on Southern Link Road plans
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
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.