Decision details

Hereford Transport Package & South Wye Transport Package

Decision Maker: Cabinet member Infrastructure and transport

Decision status: Item Called In

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To determine future actions regarding the Hereford Transport Package (HTP) which includes the Hereford bypass and associated active travel measures and South Wye Transport Package (SWTP) which includes the southern link road and local active travel measures.

 

Decision:

THAT:

 

a)    all work on the Southern Link Road be paused, a review of the project to determine next steps be undertaken, and work on the South Wye Transport Package active travel measures be continued;

 

b)    all work on the Hereford by-pass be paused, a review of the project to determine next steps be undertaken, and work on the Hereford Transport Package active travel measures be continued; and

 

c)    the acting director for economy and place be authorised to take all operational decisions necessary to scope the review work for both road schemes within a budget of £50k (Southern Link Road) and £70k (Hereford By-pass) to inform a further decision in this calendar year.

 

Alternative options considered:

1.      A number of possible options, and the implications of each, are presented within this report to enable the preferred options to be determined. These options are as follows:

·      Option A - Pause all work on the Southern Link Road, undertake a review of the project and evidence base to determine next steps and continue work on SWTP active travel measures

·      Option B - Pause all work on the Hereford Bypass, undertake a review of the project and evidence base to determine next steps and continue work on HTP active travel measures

·      Option C - Stop all work on the South Wye Transport Package

·      Option D - Stop all work on the Hereford Transport Package

·      Option E - Continue the delivery of the South Wye Transport Package

·      Option F - Continue the delivery of the Hereford Transport Package

These options have all been carefully considered together with the views of the ward members. Given the importance of the next steps to the current schemes which were developed under previous administrations, it is appropriate to pause and review to ensure that the right decisions are made for the future of Herefordshire.

 

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Contact: Mairead Lane, Head of Infrastructure Delivery Email: mlane@herefordshire.gov.uk Tel: 01432 260944.

Publication date: 09/08/2019

Date of decision: 09/08/2019

Issue status: The decision is currently being reconsidered

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