Over 100 turn out in first hour of Relief Road consultation

Residents were queuing out the door as the first public consultation event on the Spalding Western Relief Road opened its doors on Tuesday afternoon.

Within the first hour over 100 people had attempted to get into the Woodlands Hotel.

After a consultation event at Pinchbeck Community Hub and Library today (Wednesday, 2pm to 8pm) the sessions continue at the hotel between 2pm and 8pm tomorrow, (Thursday) and 11am to 2pm on Saturday.

One of those in attendance on Tuesday was Denise Davis of Miles Bank who leafleted her neighbours to increase awareness of the consultation events.

“Many residents did not know they were taking place,” said Denise. “Right near our home we’re going to have a bridge over the railway which could be up to 35 feet high. The lights of cars are going to be shining into homes. People need to know about the plans and have their say.”

Richard Davies, executive member for highways, said: “We’re delighted with the turn out. Many of those that came to see us had really insightful questions about the project, and we hope to see the same amount of interest at our other events.” 

Queuing outside to get in.

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