Work could start this year on £6.5m phase of Brough Relief Road

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 4 Mar 2019

Work could start this year on the £6.5m third phase of the Brough Relief Road.

East Riding Council is about to seek approval for the latest phase, which would improve access to Humber Enterprise Zone, ease town centre congestion and access land for development.

Richard Lewis, civil engineering services manager at East Riding Council, said: “The council is currently in the process of seeking planning permission for the third phase of the Brough Relief Road.

“This would see a new road providing an alternative to the current town centre route for traffic by linking the southern point of Skillings Lane with Moor Road to the east of the town complementing the phase two development which constructed a new bridge over the railway.

This image from last year shows Phase 2 of Brough Relief Road. The new road will go from the junction of Skillings Lane and Saltgrounds Road, along the tarmac shown in the middle of the photo, and link up with the new roundabout at the end of Moor Lane, created as part of Phase 2 (Image: DAVID LEE PHOTOGRAPHY LTD 2018)

“Phase three of the Brough Relief Road is an important infrastructure development as it would improve access to the Humber Enterprise Park Enterprise Zone and would also open up an area of land for mixed use development as part of the Brough South project led by the Horncastle Group.

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“The scheme is anticipated to cost around £6.5m, with funding being obtained from a number of sources – including from a bid to the Local Growth Fund, which is administered by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership.

“Subject to planning approval and successful funding bids, the council would seek to start work on site during the next financial year with a programme of works that would likely complete in 2020.” 

The proposed route for Brough Relief Road Phase 3

The scheme is likely to come under close scrutiny from town councillors and residents, however.

Parish Councillor Sue Duckles has questioned whether the route would actually be a “relief road”.

She said it would open up land for development and could create gridlock for those living within the relief road.

Cllr Duckles, who is vice chairman of Elloughton-cum-Brough Town Council, said: “It will be an estate road that will take heavy vehicles to and from the factory site.”

She said East Riding Council should undertake public consultation in the town on the latest plans.

“It will be a concern, we can’t be absolutely certain until we have seen the detail.

“I think they should do another traffic survey because I think traffic numbers have changed since the survey was done quite some time ago,” she said.

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 Phase two of the relief road, which was completed last year, included building a bridge over the railway line, connecting the £200m Brough South site to the rest of Brough for the first time.

The 125-acre site will feature 750 new homes, health facilities, a primary school, supermarket, pub, restaurants and business units.

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