Work on relief road to pave way for £200m mixed-use scheme starts

THE second phase of a relief road in the East Riding, which will pave the way for a £200m mixed use scheme, has started.

Brough Relief Road will open up land on the south of the railway to develop Brough South, a residential, retail, leisure and commercial scheme.

Once completed, the road will connect Moor Road in the east of the town to land on the south of the railway line, opening it up for the development of Brough South, being brought forward by the Horncastle Group on behalf of the Brough South Consortium.

The work is being carried out by North Ferriby civil engineering specialist CR Reynolds in partnership with East Riding of Yorkshire Council and Network Rail, and is expected to be finished in October.

As well as the new link road, it will also include a bridge over the railway line, which, on completion of phase three of Brough relief road, this will relieve some of the traffic pressure from Skillings Lane by providing an alternative route to the Humber Enterprise Park.

Ian Hodges, managing director of the Horncastle Group, said: “The start of work to complete Brough Relief Road is a major step forward in turning Brough South into a reality. It will provide access for development without adding further congestion to the centre of the town.

“Brough South will be a tremendous asset to the Brough, Elloughton and Welton conurbation and will bring, among other things, a host of new homes, a fantastic new school, new healthcare facilities, a supermarket and other non-food shops, family restaurants and a variety of new premises for local businesses. It will create more than 700 new, permanent jobs once completed and 200 jobs during the construction phase, and we’re very excited to see it get underway.”

Cllr Stephen Parnaby, leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “We’re delighted to be working with our partners to bring this long-standing project to fruition. When complete, it will be a huge benefit to the area, opening up the enterprise zone and creating hundreds of new jobs.”