Sir Bill Wiggin, Member of Parliament for North Herefordshire, is due to meet with Minister for Roads and Local Transport Guy Opperman MP to discuss funding options for the much-needed Hereford bypass.
This follows Sir Bill’s Adjournment Debate on Rural Transport on Monday evening, in which he highlighted the importance of the bypass.
During the debate, the Minister offered to meet with Sir Bill and the local authority about how the bypass may be funded.
Sir Bill also wrote to the Government in November about this issue and has since received a response from the Minister outlining potential funding opportunities.
The Minister also acknowledges in his response the lack of support that the bypass received from Herefordshire’s previous Green-Independent Council.
Sir Bill said:
“I am delighted that there may be more funding opportunities for the bypass on the horizon.
The importance of the bypass to Hereford’s transport infrastructure cannot be overstated, despite its neglect by the previous Green independent council.
I look forward to meeting with the Minister to discuss how we may bring about a bypass for Hereford in due course.”