The Cabinet is meeting to decide on Compulsory Purchase Orders (CPOs) for the Southern Link Road before comprehensive traffic volume analysis and before detailed health issues are costed. When complete the infrastructure will draw motorway traffic from the M5/M6 and increased traffic from the dualled A465. This has not been analysed or presented for public consultation.
The success of the Western Bypass depends on the success of the Southern Link Road.
Despite lack of traffic analysis, they are pretending that this is a stand alone project. It is not.
This is planning creep. Our city and county will be a mess.
The picture attached shows the real plan to divert motorway traffic through the county. The propaganda that these roads will reduce congestion is highly misleading. At best, the council doesn't know. In reality, even the council admits that city traffic will increase. This information is buried deeply in one of its more obscure documents in the Hereford 2020 site.
They must be challenged!
It's up to all of us to look after our city and county. Here's the agenda. See you there!