Hereford & Worcester

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.

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