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Bedford Western Bypass moves closer

The second phase of the Bedford Western bypass has moved a step closer to reality as Bedford Borough Council has now published the Compulsory Purchase Orders to acquire the land needed for the scheme.

 

The road would link Bromham Road, Biddenham with Paula Radcliffe Way to the north of Bedford. 

 

The proposed route for the road is well established and the Council has been working to bring the scheme forward for a number of years.  To date it has not been possible to reach agreement with all landowners for the release of the land needed, so the Council has now started the formal process.

 

Any landowners and interested parties that have any objections to the Orders now have until 2nd December to make representations to the Secretary of State for Transport.  The Secretary of State will consider any objections made and decide whether to appoint an independent inspector to hold a local public inquiry. 

 

Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said: “The final part of the Bedford western bypass has been on the ‘drawing board’ for 30 years, and residents should not have to keep waiting. It will bring huge benefits to the borough in terms of new jobs and investment, reduced congestion and improved air quality. That’s why we’re doing all we can to bring it forward as quickly as possible, and formal publication of the CPO is another milestone in this effort.

 

“We’ve already got planning permission for the road in place and now this process will help remove the final logjams as we seek to bring forward this crucial project for Bedford Borough as swiftly as possible."

 

The Council has also sealed and published the necessary Side Road Orders. These are required to make alterations to existing roads which will be affected by the bypass. The consultation period for the Side Road Orders ends 17th December.

 

All documents will be available for inspection during normal opening hours at the following locations:

 

Borough Hall,

Cauldwell St

Bedford, MK42 9AP

 

Bedford Central Library

Harpur Street,

Bedford, MK40 1PG

 

Bromham Library

Springfield Drive

Bedford, MK43 8NT

 

And online at www.bedford.gov.uk/westernbypass

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