MP Hopeful Southern Bypass Will Be Approved

MP looks to the future as bypass plans come before the council

, MP for and Holderness, believes this week could finally see the much needed being given the go ahead by planners.

On Thursday East Riding councillors on the planning committee will vote whether to approve redrawn plans for the £35 million bypass and park and ride scheme.

Graham said: “This road link is vital for the town of .

“Not only will it drastically reduce the volume of in the historic centre of the town, but the park and ride facility will make offer an easy and green alternative way of getting into .”

And he added: “Residents have been calling for a bypass since the early 1960s. I’m delighted that, following a delegation I led to see the then transport minister in 2006, we were granted the money shortly afterwards.

“The bypass will ease congestion in the town centre and relieve the gridlock that brings to a grinding halt every day.

“My meeting with the Minister seems a long time ago but now we have just one more hurdle to jump and then this road can go from aspiration to reality.”

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As well as the park and ride scheme the 1.7 mile stretch of road will have rail and road bridge. Work will also be carried out to make sure the new road does not cause potential flooding problems with storage and balancing ponds featuring in the plans.

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