Graham Stuart, MP for Beverley and Holderness, today said news the Sothern Bypass had been given planning permission was ‘fantastic news’ for the town.
East Riding councillors on the planning committee voted unanimously to approve redrawn plans for the £35 million bypass and park and ride scheme to the south of the historic town.
Graham said: “This is really good news for people who live and work in Beverley. It will help to keep traffic out of the historic centre of the town, reduce congestion and improve safety.
“The park and ride facility is also great for those visiting or working in Beverley – this can only help to make the middle of Beverley a much more pedestrian friendly place to be.”
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.
“My meeting with the Minister was three years ago and so praise should go to the council and everyone else who campaigned long and hard to make this a reality.”
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.