First sections of Spalding Western Relief Road backed by county council planning committee

Posted on 29 July 2019

News release from Lincolnshire County Council

Plans to construct the northern and southern sections of Spalding's new relief road have been backed by the county council's Planning and Regulation Committee.

Karen Cassar, Assistant Director Highways, said: "This is great news for the people that live, work and travel in and around Spalding.

"Now that these two planning applications have been given the go-ahead by the planning committee, we're one step closer to making a start building the new relief road.

"We'll now sit tight while the Secretary of State reviews the applications and makes a decision about whether or not to call them in.

"We haven't been given a timeframe for this process, but hope it will be resolved quickly.

"If we receive a positive response from Government, we'll carry on with completing detailed design and obtaining legal orders, with a view to breaking ground on the north section this winter and the south section in 2022."

The northern section of the road will be funded via a £12m Housing Infrastructure Fund contribution with the remaining £15m being funded by Lincolnshire County Council.

The south section will be paid for by developer contributions and county council funding, both of which are still being identified and secured.

Funding for the relief road's central sections isn't currently available. However, a feasibility study is currently being undertaken, looking into a number of route options. This report will be complete by the end of summer, at which time the council's preferred route will be announced.

For more information about the Spalding Western Relief Road, visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/swrr.