Bill Wiggin, MP for North Herefordshire, is set to meet with Herefordshire Council Officials on Friday to discuss the Hereford Bypass.

Mr Wiggin will use the meeting to urge the new Independent Administration to end the delays to planning consent for the bypass around the city.

Commenting today, Mr Wiggin said:

“I am hopeful that Friday’s meeting with Herefordshire Council will bring about positive action on the bypass. I am concerned that the new administration’s delaying tactics will deny Herefordshire the £180 million of Government funding that has been offered, not to mention the £10 million that has already been spent in the consultation phase.

I will use this meeting to highlight the concerns of my constituents who want this bypass built. When the Government funding is withdrawn it is they after all who will have to find the money needed for the project.

We must also consider the volume of HGV traffic in the city as well as the air quality impact of this delay, especially in the wake of the Council’s declaration of a climate emergency.”