Construction beginning on final phase of relief road scheme

Construction work is expected to begin this week on the third and final phase of the Brough Relief Road, after £6.5m of funding was secured by East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

It will involve the building of a new link road across the old Brough Aerodrome site to join Skillings Lane with Moor Road – creating a new route for traffic to help ease congestion in Brough town centre.

The scheme also has the potential to create significant economic growth for Brough.

It will potentially unlock 85 hectares of employment land and 185,000 sq ft of commercial space – and possibly creating up to 600 new jobs – as well as new land for 550 houses.

When complete the road will provide an essential link between the new Brough South Development and the western side of Brough, and provide brand new access for the Humber Enterprise Park (HEP) Enterprise Zone site.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council successfully bid for £3.2m towards the project from the Government’s Local Growth Fund, secured by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership as part of the Government’s commitment to the Northern Powerhouse.

The landowner and project partner, Horncastle Group, is also providing a £1.6m contribution to the scheme – with East Riding of Yorkshire Council funding the remainder.

Councillor Richard Burton, leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “I’m extremely pleased we’ve been able to attract funding for this vital scheme which will bring so many social and economic benefits to the town of Brough.

“When it’s completed, this new infrastructure will help take some of the larger HGV traffic away from the town centre, and also open up a huge area of land for major investment.

“Brough South led by the Horncastle Group and the Humber Enterprise Park led by Citivale are two employment related projects that have the potential to transform the growing town of Brough and make a significant contribution to the local and regional economy – but they are both constrained by access.

“Due to this, the council has taken the lead and forward-funded the design, planning and feasibility work for this final phase of the Brough Relief Road in order to accelerate the scheme and help to link these two important projects for the benefit of the town.”

Stephen Parnaby, chairman of the Humber LEP, said: “We are very pleased to see work start on the third and final phase of the Brough Relief Road, which is funded partly through the Local Growth Fund.

“Once complete, the road will unlock key development sites in the town, with the potential to create significant economic growth in the area and provide hundreds of jobs.”

Minister for Regional Growth and Local Government Simon Clarke MP, said: “We want to drive growth across the Northern Powerhouse by supporting projects that have the potential to transform towns and support the regional economy.

“I am delighted that construction is getting underway on the third and final phase of the development of the Brough Relief Road.”

Work is expected to take around ten months to complete and will be carried out by contractor CR Reynolds on behalf of the council.