Hereford relief road referendum plans shelved
Councillors have decided not to hold a referendum on plans to build a relief road around Hereford.
The proposed £130m route around the west of the city was first suggested 30 years ago.
Herefordshire Council did consider inviting people to vote on the proposal but at a meeting the council's cabinet decided against the plans.
Instead they will ask for people's views through a series of consultation events around the county.
Opponents to the scheme say the council should be looking at improving public transport and that the road could have a serious impact on the River Wye.
The road will be funded by building 14,000 homes over 17 years.