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Spalding Western Relief Road

The Spalding Western Relief Road will:

  • Provide a new route around the west side of the town
  • Link the A1175 and A16 to the south and east of Spalding, to the B1356 to the north, via the B1172 Spalding Common.

Planning applications:

The proposal is to deliver a 7.3m-wide single carriage road in five sections:

  1. Spalding Common to Holland Park - This includes a roundabout at B1172 Littleworth Drove and an overbridge spanning the rail line. Constructed as part of Holland Park, it received outline planning permission in May 2012.
  2. Holland Park to Bourne Road - This route is not yet defined. It is a ‘safeguarded corridor’ with the South East Lincolnshire Local Plan.
  3. Bourne Road to North of Vernatt’s Drain - This route is not yet defined. It is a ‘safeguarded corridor’ with the South East Lincolnshire Local Plan.
  4. North of Vernatt’s Drain - This route is not yet defined. It is proposed to run alongside Vernatt’s Drain.
  5. North of Vernatt’s Drain to Spalding Road - This would connect to the B1356 Spalding Road via a roundabout. It proposes to run alongside Vernatt’s Drain. It includes a second overbridge spanning the same rail line as included in Section 1.

We are working with South Holland District Council on the project and to ensure the proposals comply with local policies so that the route is protected.

The 6.5km road is subject to funding.

Aims and benefits

The project aims and benefits are to:

  • support sustainable housing and commercial growth within South Holland
  • reduce delays and improve journey times for road users
  • lessen the impact of increased freight passing through Spalding
  • reduce traffic congestion in Spalding town centre
  • enhance connectivity by improving west to south links around Spalding
  • improve air quality, reduce carbon emissions and address town centre safety
  • improve the reliability of public transport by minimising town centre delays
  • encourage walking and cycling by reducing town centre traffic

Cost and funding

Contributions from developers will remain the primary source of funding for the three phases of the relief road.

A £224,000 grant for the Northern Spalding Sustainable Urban Extension was formally accepted in July 2017. This was used towards the development of technical and detailed design work for the northern phase.

We were awarded £12m from the Government’s housing infrastructure fund, along with South Holland District Council. This will go towards the Northern Spalding Sustainable Urban Extension and northernmost section of the relief road.

Timelines

*All future dates are projected and subject to change dependant on external factors.